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Taysom Hill Opens Saints’ Game With Blocked Punt, Touchdown Catch

Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, Ga. – New Orleans quarterback Taysom Hill began the Thanksgiving Day game between the Saints and the Atlanta Falcons with a blocked punt and a touchdown reception.

Hill’s highlight plays came on the first two possessions of the game on Thursday, November 28.

The former Cougar QB got his hand on a 4th & 13 punt from the Falcons’ Ryan Allen and the ball only sailed eight yards to the Atlanta 30-yard line with 13:03 left in the first quarter.

Four plays later, Hill caught a shovel pass from New Orleans QB Drew Brees and ran the ball three yards into the endzone for a Saints’ touchdown.

Hill’s score gave New Orleans a 7-0 lead with 11:07 left in the first quarter.

The former BYU signal-caller entered the Thanksgiving Day game with 11 catches for 102 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.

Hill is no stranger to spectacular special teams plays. He also blocked a punt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in December 2018.

New Orleans came into the game with a 9-2 record against the 3-8 Falcons.

The Saints vs. Falcons game is broadcast on KSL TV.

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