The Saints also got a free timeout when both teams called for it at the same time but NE was a little quicker.
Also, wasn't that 3rd-and-7 play the one where Brees ran around and took a sack instead of throwing the ball away? That took more clock than a running play would have. And even if it isn't, wouldn't passing on 3rd and long qualify as playing to win and running the ball as playing not to lose?
The celebrating is subjective. I don't remember the Lewis play, but it sounds like a reasonable comment.