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Saints winners and losers from disheartening week 13 loss to Cowboys

Tre'Quan Smith, Lil'Jordan Humphrey, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Tre'Quan Smith, Lil'Jordan Humphrey, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill -Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /

Winner: Taysom Hill

I know, I know. How does throwing four picks make a quarterback a winner?

Well, for the first time in three weeks, the Saints’ offense was actually watchable. Through the first three quarters, Taysom Hill was doing what he could to move the ball down the field whether it was through the air or on the ground.

On one particular drive in the third quarter, Hill straight up HURDLED a Cowboys defender, giving the Saints the extra yardage they needed. It was quite the play.

While Hill did ultimately cost the Saints a chance at the victory — and don’t you worry, we’ll get to that — he made the NOLA offense fun to watch for the first time in what felt like forever.

Winner: Deonte Harris

If Deonte Harris gets suspended, the Saints will be without their best wide receiver for three games. If you’ve watched these receivers, you’ll see why that’s such a big deal.

Harris had yet another top-notch game, hauling in four receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown. There was a key moment when Harris dropped a pass that would have easily gone for a first down but then on the very next play, he caught the pass and converted on fourth down.

The biggest moment for Harris came in the final minutes when Hill hit him for a pass that Harris took 70 yards to the house for a touchdown. Had Hill and Harris been able to do that minutes earlier, the game might have ended differently, but unfortunately, it was too little, too late.

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