Taysom Hill blocked a punt to set up his own touchdown grab played on a rush by beating the Atlanta Falcons 26-18 on Thursday 40, along with also the New Orleans Saints clinched their third consecutive NFC South title.
The unsatisfactory Falcons (3-9) solidified their grip on the last position in the branch with their second straight home loss. Cameron Jordan on a play in the New Orleans 44 sacked Matt Ryan with 38 seconds remaining. Ryan was sacked nine times.
Apple drew a second pass-interference call this one a 35-yarder, also Ryan saw end Jaeden Graham to an 18-yard touchdown pass that cut the Saints’ lead after Younghoe Koo extra point.
Hill took a direct snap and ran 30 yards for his first touchdown of the year to give a lead late in the first half to New Orleans. Falcons: Damaged guard James Carpenter left the game in the first half with a concussion of the Jamon Brown, who lost his starting job to Wes Schweitzer in right guard, returned into the match after Carpenter’s harm.
It had been the Saints’ only loss in their past 10 games. Atlanta ends Austin Hooper along with Luke Stocker held out with accidents, and Together with Jones missing a match for the very first time since 2016, Ryan needed to search for new goals.
Atlanta regained two kicks including a with to make matters interesting. hit by Marcus Davenport Ryan fumbled in the fourth quarter. Can Lutz field goal was set up by the retrieval of Vonn Bell. Ryan dedicated three turnovers — two interceptions and a fumble. Saints nose handle Shy Tuttle and security C.J. Gardner-Johnson needed interceptions.
The punishment of Eli Apple helped expand an Atlanta drive that finished with a fourth-down incompletion. Ryan threw a touchdown pass with less than four minutes to Russell Gage. Prior to building a remaining in the 19, Koo also overlooked a field target. Koo was great from 43 yards in the match.
Saints: Kiko Alonso abandoned the match. The line stayed short-handed as left handle Terron Armstead was dormant after leaving last week’s win over Carolina with a foot injury. Atlanta returned after missing two games. The Hill obstructed Ryan Allen’s punt to finish the first owners of Atlanta. The Saints took over in the 30, and Hill scored his first touchdown to the pass.