After a really rough month, the New Orleans Saints are back in the win column. While Taysom Hill wasn’t sensational, NOLA won the game over the Jets 30-9 and at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you win, just get the dang win.
Hill made his second start this season for the Saints and finished the win going 15-of-21 for 175 yards and dashed for 73 yards and two touchdowns off of 11 carries. The passing numbers obviously aren’t eye-popping but Hill found the end zone twice and kept his team ahead of the opponent. That’s something Trevor Siemian wasn’t able to do during his short stint as the NOLA starter.
So, with all of that said, let’s take a look at Hill’s best and worst from the week 14 blowout win.
Best from Taysom Hill
I’m going with the final play the Saints made on offense, which was a 44-yard touchdown run by the Saints swiss army knife. New Orleans was already set to win the game at this point but Hill’s long run down the side of the field put the good guys up 30-9 and we knew for sure this team was moving to 6-7 on the year.
This run wasn’t just important because of what it did for the Saints’ chances at winning the game but 44 yards is now a career-high rush for Hill.
Worst from Taysom Hill
This one wasn’t necessarily Hill’s fault but since NOLA won in dominant fashion, there wasn’t much that majorly stood out. We all know that Hill isn’t the most skilled passer so it’s never a surprise when Sean Payton dials up a running play for his quarterback.
In the first half, we saw Hill go for it on third and short but he wasn’t able to convert. This wasn’t all on him, but in a game where the offense finally got going and put up 30 points, it was hard to pinpoint one truly bad play, so I went with this one.
Hill completed just 15 passes but the team didn’t need him to be a prolific pass in this one. The run game was cruising and that’s where the Saints are at their best.
What would you consider to be the best and worst from Hill in the 30-9 victory over the Jets?