Since Taysom Hill has taken the mantle of the QB1 position, the Saints have not thrown for a single touchdown.
Hill managed to pile up 233 passing yards against the Atlanta defense, but his only two scores came on the ground. That narrative remained the same in the most recent game, where Hill added another two rushing touchdowns to his season total.
The explosion of Latavius Murray over the past two weeks has assisted in the Saints’ ground attack. While often overlooked due to the star power of Kamara in the backfield, Murray has accumulated 174 yards and two touchdowns since Hill took over the offensive reigns.
Murray’s backfield partner Alvin Kamara has also posted over 100 rushing yards total in the last two games, finding a role in the rushing game rather than the passing game as he’s done this season.
Of New Orlean’s remaining opponents, the only team that ranks in the top 15 for rushing yards allowed is the Falcons. If the Saints are able to continue the rushing attack they displayed in their first appearance then the ground game may prove effective against all of the remaining opponents.
The team may not be able to match the total yardage of a Mahomes passing attack or the rushing numbers of Dalvin Cook, but if they can move the ball consistently and eat clock then those opponents’ weapons will remain on the sideline.