New Orleans Saints fans probably weren't expecting Taysom Hill, the swiss army knife, to take over on Sunday but boy, did he take over. The Saints moved to 2-3 after their first home win of the year against the Seattle Seahawks with a gutsy 39-32 final score. It was a breath of fresh air for Who Dat Nation as the offense finally looked like they were in sync with each other.
Taysom Hill looked straight out of a video game. He finished the day with nine rushing attempts for 116 yards and two rushing touchdowns and he even had a beautiful pass to Adam Trautman for 22 yards. If that wasn't enough, the former BYU Cougar recovered a fumble. It might have been unconventional, but the 32-year-old got the job done.
Taysom Hill was to thank for the Saints win in Week 5
If you asked Saints fans before the game which playmaker would step up for the team, most would've said Chris Olave. While Olave had a solid game before being ruled out with a concussion, it became clear that this was the Swiss Army Knife's time to shine. He had the Seattle Seahawks defense looking absolutely lost all day, especially in the fourth quarter with a clutch 60-yard touchdown run. Without Hill, this team probably doesn't win this football game.
Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael also deserves a great deal of credit. He schemed some great plays and blocking assignments to get No. 7 involved and open. The New Orleans Saints most definitely will need to have Hill involved in the offense next week as they play the Cincinnati Bengals at home. It will be interesting to see if the Bengals will be up to the challenge of neutralizing Hill.