The Saints Outlasted the Chargers in a Thrilling 30-27 Win

The New Orleans Saints outlasted the Los Angeles Chargers in a thrilling victory of 30-27, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 in Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. For the win, Taysom Hill threw for zero yards, and zero touchdowns. The Saints also relied on a rushing game that produced 95 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Hill ended the game with zero yards passing, to go along with zero touchdowns, zero interceptions, and completing 0 of 1 passes. This performance led to a 39.60 passer rating for Hill.

The ground game for the Saints saw Latavius Murray carrying the football 8 times, and Alvin Kamara helping with rushing the ball 11 times. The two rushers produced 34 yards and 45 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Saints had Hill throwing the football to Marquez Callaway and Emmanuel Sanders as his most productive targets. Callaway caught four passes for a net gain of 34 yards. The secondary target (Sanders) caught 12 passes for a net contribution of 122 yards.

On the defensive side of the football, the Saints produced zero forced fumbles, zero tackles for loss, three sacks and no defensive touchdowns.

Justin Herbert led the Chargers in a losing effort with 264 yards, completing 20 of 34 passes, zero interceptions, and four touchdowns, for a QB rating of 122.70.

The rushing game for the Chargers was led by Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley. For the game, Jackson rushed for 71 yards from carrying the football 15 times. Meanwhile Kelley carried the ball 11 times for a total of 29 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Chargers included Mike Williams and Jalen Guyton. Williams caught five passes for a total of 109 yards, while Guyton contributed with 49 yards from one pass.

For the game, the Chargers defensive effort yielded one forced fumble, five tackles for loss and two sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

After this game, the Saints improved to a record of 1-0, while the Chargers dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Saints now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Chargers who now have 0-1 record.