Taysom Hill and the New Orleans Saints decimated the Denver Broncos in a laughable 31-3 victory, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 in Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. The Saints’ win was helped by a rushing game that produced 229 yards and four rushing touchdowns, and by a 78 yards and no touchdowns effort by Hill.
Hill finished the game with no touchdowns, completing 9 of 16 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 78 yards and one interception, and a passer rating of 43.20.
The Saints deployed a rushing game led by Latavius Murray and Alvin Kamara. For the game, Murray carried the ball 19 times and rushed for 124 yards, leading to two touchdowns. Kamara supplemented by carrying the ball 11 times for a total of 54 yards. In the passing game, the Saints’ top receivers were Michael Thomas and Tre’Quan Smith. Thomas caught four passes for a total of 50 yards, while Smith contributed with 16 yards from one pass.
The Saints were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in one sack, and two tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles, with zero defensive touchdowns.
Kendall Hinton led the Broncos in a losing effort with 13 yards, completing 1 of 9 passes, two interceptions, and no touchdowns, for a QB rating of 0.00.
The Broncos’ rushing game was led by Melvin Gordon and Royce Freeman. For the game, Gordon carried the ball 12 times, rushed for 31 yards, and no touchdowns. Freeman supplemented and carried the ball a total of eight times for a total of 50 yards. Meanwhile Tyrie Cleveland and DaeSean Hamilton were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Broncos. Cleveland caught zero passes from Hinton for a total of zero yards, while Hamilton contributed with no yards from no passes.
For the game, the Broncos defensive effort yielded two forced fumbles, five tackles for loss and three sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
After this game, the Saints improved to a record of 9-2, while the Broncos dropped to a 4-7 record.