New Orleans Saints: 2 studs, 1 dud in division-clinching Week 13 victory
The New Orleans Saints got their revenge in Atlanta on the Falcons.
Christmas came early for New Orleans Saints’ fans. They clinched a playoff berth in just their 12th game of the season. What made it even more special is that it was against their division rival, the Atlanta Falcons.
In the last game on Thanksgiving, the Saints defeated the Falcons 26-18. They did so behind a pair of touchdowns from Taysom Hill. They came both as a running back and as a receiver and neither at his listed position of quarterback.
Hill’s success was far from the only factor for New Orleans. Cameron Jordan recorded four sacks, Eli Apple and Marshon Lattimore combined for 16 tackles and Alvin Kamara rushed for over five yards per carry.
This was a day where the Saints defense was on full display from start to finish. They were able to dominate the Matt Ryan-led Falcons, but the Falcons were missing superstar receiver Julio Jones which made their day far more difficult from the beginning.
The Saints clinched the NFC South with their victory over Atlanta despite the outcomes of Sunday. That said, let’s dive into two studs and one dud from the Saints tenth victory of the season.