Saints Report: Saints stay perfect in NFC South

The New Orleans Saints have experienced an incredible amount of success throughout the Sean Payton era and yet Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons put them in position to do something they’ve never done before.

On the strength of their ninth straight victory, the Saints are now 5-0 in the division. One more win over the Carolina Panthers in week 17 would give the Saints their first undefeated record against NFC South opponents in franchise history.

They never really left anything to chance in week 13, jumping all over the Falcons early for a wire-to-wire 21-16 triumph.

Taysom Hill threw two touchdown passes, his first since his senior season at BYU all the way back in 2016.

The first-place Saints are now 10-2 overall with an 8-0 record starting a back up quarterback dating back to last season.  Payton said, “I’m proud of how we played. We knew it was going to be a tough game. Playing a team like this the second time around in two weeks, the numbers aren’t really good in the past for the team that won the first game when you look back 15 years, 10 years, any study you want. But relative to – I just think we’re doing a number of things that give us a chance to win.”

Hill said, “I don’t care as much as people might think about statistics, all the stuff. I care about winning football games. I know there have been a lot of conversations about that and getting your first touchdown and completion. As long as we’re winning football games, I’m happy.”

Next up for New Orleans is a road date with the Philadelphia Eagles at 3:25 p.m. on WXXV on FOX.

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