3 Saints we wanted to see more from in blowout Week 1 win

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It’s hard to complain after a performance like the one we saw on Sunday, as the New Orleans Saints dismantled the Packers to the tune of 38-3. The game was only 17-3 at halftime and no one expected the Saints to hold the Packers scoreless for the rest of the afternoon or that the defense would keep Aaron Rodgers and Co. out of the end zone.

Well, that’s exactly what happened!

The Saints’ defense might have lost some playmakers but boy did they look good on Sunday when facing what’s supposed to be one of the league’s best offenses.

With all of this in mind, it’s hard to complain about much but the only thing that was missing was production from these three players, who fans hoped would be a big part of the Week 1 game.

3. Taysom Hill

Once the game was 31-3, the Saints should have let Taysom Hill play quarterback for the remainder of the afternoon. Hill was warming up with the tight ends before the game and didn’t end up doing anything in the receiving game.

He threw one pass (a connection for three yards) while rushing the ball twice for a single yard. Jameis Winston proved he’s the right quarterback for the Saints (at least for now) but when the game was out of reach for the Packers, Winston should have been pulled as a precautionary thing.

Hill didn’t get to do much in the season opener but hopefully, we see more from him as the offensive weapon we all know he thrives as.