After five straight losses, the New Orleans Saints finally got back in the win column to move to 6-7 on the year. Taysom Hill wasn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination but he helped the offense put 30 points on the board.
Yes, the offense came to life against the Jets of all teams but who cares? A win was desperately needed at this point and NOLA’s offense finally did what was asked of them and stopped pinning everything on the defense.
Hill made his second start this season as the NOLA signal-caller and finished going 15-of-21 for 175 yards while rushing the ball 11 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns. Now it’s worth noting that 44 of those 73 rushing yards came on one touchdown run by Hill late in the game that put the game from over to blowout.
While the final score indicates a blowout, New Orleans’ offense struggled throughout a good chunk of the game. The Saints led just 10-6 at half time with Alvin Kamara’s touchdown run being the only trip into the end zone in the first two quarters.
What grade does Taysom Hill deserve for his Week 14 performance?
Hill wasn’t mesmerizing by any means but he took care of the football this week, which is something we couldn’t say about him from the previous week. He threw four interceptions last week and didn’t throw a pick or fumble the football this week. That’s big for Hill considering turnovers have been an issue for him.
While Hill didn’t put on an outstanding performance, the Saints won the game and that’s all that matters. They also scored 30 points despite Hill only completing 15 passes and only having a little over 30 rushing yards throughout most of the game.
With that in mind, Hill took care of the football and got the win. For that, I’ll give him a B for his efforts.
Let’s hope he can put on another decent outing next week in Tampa Bay. The Saints need Hill to bring his all against the Buccaneers.