With Drew Brees out for at least three weeks, Saints’ Taysom Hill took over as a starter and thrived in his first start against the Atlanta Falcons.
The New Orleans Saints welcomed the Atlanta Falcons into the Dome yesterday. On paper, the Saints were a far superior team to the Falcons; however, the roller coaster of a game proved that they were closer matched than the paper said.
The first half was not something to be proud of — it was a field-goal fest. The Falcons had three field goals and the Saints had one. The difference-maker of the half was an Alvin Kamara touchdown run from three yards out.
The Saints proved to be the victor in the second half. They not only scored two touchdowns on the back of Taysom Hill but they also held the Falcons to zero points. They didn’t even let them score a field goal.
Taysom Hill was the wild card. Everyone expected the Saints to name Jameis Winston the starter, but Sean Payton stuck by his word and named Hill his starter. Here are three ways that Hill thrived in his first start for the black and gold.