The New Orleans Saints were able to get back in the win column with a 39-32 over the Seattle Seahawks. The Saints got down early, but continued to fight back as they ended a three-game losing skid. New Orleans will look to get back to .500 when they host the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday.
Taysom Hill Takes Over the Game
Taysom Hill did about everything that you can imagine on Sunday against the Seahawks. Hill had nine carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns on the day. The 32-year old started his day off with a nine-yard touchdown to put the Saints up 17-10. Hill was able to lead the Saints offense to a bounce back against Seattle.
His second rushing touchdown came in the second quarter as he found the endzone on a nine-yard rush. Not only was Hill effective in the running game he also picked up a touchdown through the air. The do-it -all for the Saints launched a 22-yard pass to Adam Trautman to put the Saints up 31-19 in the third quarter.
Hill capped off his day with a 60-yard rushing touchdown to give the Saints the 39-32 lead that ended up being the game-winning touchdown for New Orleans. The 32-year old also made the difference on special teams as he recovered a fumble in the second quarter.
Michael Dickson was set up for a punt, but decided to try and run for the first down. Dickson fumbled the ball and Hill was able to recover to set up the Saints offense to strike.
Saints Defense Allows Too Many Big Plays
The Saints defense allowed too many big plays to keep Seattle in the game. The first big play for the Seahawks came in the first quarter where Geno Smith found D.K. Metcalf for a 50-yard touchdown to put Seattle up 7-3.
Tyler Lockett was able to find open room in the Saints secondary with two big touchdown plays. The first one came with seven seconds left before the half as Lockett scored on a 35-yard touchdown to give Seattle the 19-17 lead.
Smith found Lockett again for a 40-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to cut into the Saints lead, 31-25. The explosive plays for Seattle continued as Kenneth Walker broke off on a 69-yard rushing touchdown to give Seattle the 32-11 lead in the fourth quarter. New Orleans defense allowed 396 total yards of offense on the day (245 passing yards and 151 rushing yards).
Chris Olave Goes Down with a Concussion
Olave suffered the injury in the third quarter as Andy Dalton found him for a 16-yard touchdown. At first, it was ruled on the field that it was an incomplete pass, but later the officials would reverse it to a touchdown. Olave was able to make the touchdown grab while he was being slammed to the ground by Coby Bryant.
The rookie wide receiver would end up going into the medical tent to receive treatment. Just after the play happened, Olave was ruled out of the game with a concussion. The Saints will have to monitor Olave throughout the week and see if he will be good to go for next Sunday’s game against the Bengals.
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