New Orleans Saints: What we learned in Week 4 loss to Giants

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Taysom Hill is a difference-maker

Not many Saints fans were upset about Taysom Hill not winning the starting quarterback job. After all, he’s not a traditional signal-caller and most people felt more confident in Jameis Winston taking the quarterback reigns every week.

While that’s still true, Hill has proven that he’s still a very important piece of this team. He totaled 63 yards between the passing game, receiving game, and rushing game, with his highlight being as a runner. He scampered in for two touchdowns on Sunday with one of them resulting in four missed tackles from the Giants.

It’s so hard for opposing defenses to game plan for Hill because he really can do it all. We knew he was a good player but this game showed that he’s a huge difference-maker, even if he’s not playing quarterback.

Pass rush needs help

Where was the pass rush on Sunday? It was nowhere to be found throughout the game, as Daniel Jones was left untouched and was able to make plays as a result. Marcus Davenport is on IR and the team could really use him now.

Rookie first-round pick Payton Turner had two hits on Jones and there were six total QB hits, but none of them led to a sack. This cannot happen if this team wants to make it into the playoffs.