Saints Report: Taysom King of the Hill in 39-32 win over Seahawks
On the New Orleans Saints roster, Taysom Hill is officially listed as a tight end, which is funny because he did just about everything but catch a pass including kick-off returner as the star of their much-needed 39-32 week 5 home win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Hill putting on a show for the ages on Sunday, becoming one of just three players since 1950 with at least 100 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, and a passing touchdown in a single game, joining Ronnie Brown in 2008 and LaDainian Tomlinson in 2005.
Hill found the endzone twice with his legs in the second quarter before hooking up with Adam Trautman from 22 yards out in the third and then burning everyone from 60 yards out in the fourth, capping off his most vintage performance for the Saints.
He had plenty of help with a now healthy Alvin Kamara setting a career high 194 scrimmage yards. On the other side of the ball, Cameron Jordan adding another one-and-a-half sacks to his name, now 110 all-time, good for 24th in NFL history and second in Saints franchise history.
As a team, 39 points is the most scored by the Saints since Christmas Day 2020. Hill said, “I don’t know. Look, I just work here and do what they ask. There’s a lot of conversation about me right now, but when you can rush the ball for over 200 yards, those guys up front played very well.”
Quarterback Andy Dalton said, “He’s such a weapon, and there’s nobody else like him. And if you’re a defense, you have to prepare for so much with him because you never know where he’s going to line up. Yeah, he’s special.”
Jordan said, “There’s some stats out there about multiple sack games equals a higher chance of us winning, and that’s all I care about is winning so if that’s what it takes. I’m willing to get five a game, if the Lord wills it. We’ve got 17 guaranteed opportunities. Each one becomes more and more increasingly important. We’re trying to find a win. Whatever it takes.”
The Saints at home again in week six, hosting the Bengals at noon Sunday.