Taysom Hill leads Saints to 39-32 win over Seahawks

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Taysom Hill has proven to be a useful piece for the Saints offense over the years and he may have had his biggest impact in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks.

Hill ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as the Saints moved to 2-3 with a 39-32 win. The third touchdown came on a 60-yard run in the fourth quarter a few plays after Seahawks rookie Ken Walker had put his team in the lead with a 69-yard touchdown.

A sack by Cameron Jordan and Demario Davis forced a quick punt on the next Seattle drive and they rode Alvin Kamara to a couple of first downs that ate up the Seahawks’ remaining timeouts. Kamara had 23 carries for 103 yards and his overall effort overshadowed a costly fumble in the first half.

Hill ran nine times for 112 yards overall and he hit tight end Adam Trautman for a 22-yard score in the third quarter. Andy Dalton was 16-of-24 for 187 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in his second start in place of the injured Jameis Winston.

Wide receiver Chris Olave was on the receiving end of that touchdown, but it was his final play of the day because he suffered a concussion when his head slammed into the ground on the catch. The Saints were playing without Jarvis Landry and Michael Thomas as well, so the big days for Hill and Kamara were all the more welcome.

Geno Smith was 16-of-25 for 268 yards and three touchdowns for the Seahawks, but he took three sacks and 12 penalties helped to sink any momentum the Seahawks generated during the afternoon. They also lost running back Rashaad Penny to a leg injury in the second half as they fell to 2-3 on the year.

The Seahaws will be back home to face the Cardinals in Week Six while the Saints will stay in New Orleans to host the Bengals.

19 responses to “Taysom Hill leads Saints to 39-32 win over Seahawks

  1. Did you all see in the 2019 playoffs when the Packers earned the game ending 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a toddler whose mom wouldn’t buy him a treat at the store? That was funny.

  2. 1st 3 games of stagnant offense…
    Change the qb and the offense has scored well last 2 games… Don’t think swapping Dalton and Hill all game is going to be sustainable all season BUT it worked today!

  3. Saints defense will always be a threat and honestly they run better with Dalton than Jameis. No reason they should not be a wildcard team.

  4. Dalton should be the Saints QB even when Pickston is healthy. My Saints look like a totally different team with Dalton. He’s our best option at QB and I’ve been saying this since we signed him.

  5. Nice win Saints. Yall earned it.

    Dear Fox…please fire Matt Millen. Thanks.

  6. I’m beginning to feel I was wrong about Gino Smith. Even in a loss, he played fairly well.

  7. bobhk says:
    October 9, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Lol Seattle seabags. All the Seahawks trolls have disappeared @wearitclara

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    Oh don’t you remember? He’s a “Ram’s fan” …. that for some reason is never on any LAR posts or whatever. But uses the same lame jibe that a former Seahag troll used

  8. I want to believe in Geno, but in crunch time he tends to throw a pick or take a huge sack.

  9. BraceForImpact says:
    October 9, 2022 at 5:51 pm
    bobhk says:
    October 9, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Lol Seattle seabags. All the Seahawks trolls have disappeared @wearitclara

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    Oh don’t you remember? He’s a “Ram’s fan” …. that for some reason is never on any LAR posts or whatever. But uses the same lame jibe that a former Seahag troll used
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    nice to know. Rams are not doing too good either so he’ll come to the niners board and trash talk.

  10. Well, back to the same reciever group as last season. They are the only ones that are currently availible. Dalton/Hill seem to be able to get it done with Calloway, Smith, and Kirkwood. If Winston comes back and chokes, sit him for good.

  11. When hill is healthy dudes a beast…if he could stay healthy and run the option not sure nfl teams could stop it

  12. Hill hasn’t been a consistent passer when given the chance. He’s most effective coming in during the game to force the defense to try to adjust. The wildcat was unstoppable until defenses figured it out. Running two styles of offense would be more effective.

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