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Taysom Hill Propels Saints To Thanksgiving Win Over Falcons

Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates the victory with Drew Brees #9 while eating turkey legs following an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill scored 14 of the Saints’ points in a 26-18 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving.

Hill opened the game with a blocked punt and touchdown reception. Late in the first half, the New Orleans’ backup entered the game in place of starting QB Drew Brees and ran for a 30-yard touchdown.

The former BYU QB finished the game with 0/1 passing but carried the ball 3 times for 33 yards and a touchdown. He also added 2 receptions for 12 yards and a TD.

After the game, he was awarded a game ball and ate some Thanksgiving turkey with his teammates.

Here is how all of the players with ties to the state of Utah fared during Week 13 of the NFL.

Former Utes

Star Lotulelei, DT, Buffalo Bills (9-3)
The former Utah DL recorded his first career interception in the Bills’ 26-15 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
Next Up: vs. Baltimore Ravens (10-2), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos (4-8)
Booker and the Broncos defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 23-20 on Sunday.
Next Up: at Houston Texans (8-4), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Garett Bolles, OL, Denver Broncos (4-8)
Bolles and the Broncos defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 23-20 on Sunday.
Next Up: at Houston Texans (8-4), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos (4-8)
The former Utah receiver was targeted twice in Denver’s 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Next Up: at Houston Texans (8-4), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Sam Tevi, OL, Los Angeles Chargers (4-8)
Tevi and the Chargers lost to the Denver Broncos 23-20 on Sunday.
Next Up: at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8), Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on FOX.

Eric Weddle, S, Los Angeles Rams (7-5)
The former Utah DB recorded a tackle in the Rams’ 34-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Next Up: vs. Seattle Seahawks (9-2), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL TV.

Eric Rowe, CB, Miami Dolphins (3-9)
Rowe posted five tackles including three solo tackles in the Dolphins’ 37-31 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He also recorded a pass breakup in the end zone on Sunday.
Next Up: at New York Jets (4-8), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Marcus Williams, S, New Orleans Saints (10-2)
Williams had seven total tackles and six solo tackles in the Saints’ 26-18 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving.
Next Up: vs. San Francisco 49ers (10-2), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Mitch Wishnowsky, P, San Francisco 49ers (10-2)
Wishnowsky had two punts for an average of 45.0 yards in the 49ers’ 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Next Up: at New Orleans Saints (10-2), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Marquise Blair, S, Seattle Seahawks (9-2)
Blair and the Seahawks face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Next Up: at Los Angeles Rams (7-5), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL TV.

Cody Barton, LB, Seattle Seahawks (9-2)
Barton and the Seahawks face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Next Up: at Los Angeles Rams (7-5), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL TV.

Matt Gay, K, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)
The former Utah kicker made two field goals including a 37-yarder in the Bucs’ 28-11 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Next Up: vs. Indianapolis Colts (6-6), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Tony Bergstrom, OL, Washington Redskins (3-9)
Bergstrom and the Redskins defeated the Carolina Panthers 29-21 on Sunday.
Next Up: at Green Bay Packers (9-3), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Nate Orchard, LB, Washington Redskins (3-9)
Orchard played his first game of the season after recently signing with Washington. He recorded four total tackles, two quarterback hits, two tackles for loss, and a sack in the Redskins’ 29-21 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Next Up: at Green Bay Packers (9-3), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Former Cougars

Sione Takitaki, LB, Cleveland Browns (5-7)
The rookie linebacker recorded three tackles in the Browns’ 20-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Next Up: vs. Cincinnati Bengals (1-11), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (9-3)
Williams led the Packers in rushing with 10 carries for 41 yards in a 31-13 win over the New York Giants. He also had 4 receptions for 26 yards.
Next Up: vs. Washington Redskins (3-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Daniel Sorensen, S, Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)
Sorensen had four tackles and a pass breakup in the Chiefs’ 40-9 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Next Up: 
at New England Patriots (10-2), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on CBS.

Michael Davis, CB, Los Angeles Chargers (4-8)
Davis served the first game of his two-game suspension in the Chargers’ 23-20 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Next Up: at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8), Sunday at 2:05 p.m. on FOX.

Kyle Van Noy, LB, New England Patriots (10-2)
The former Cougar linebacker recorded three tackles, a quarterback hit, a tackle for loss, and a sack in the Patriots’ 28-22 loss to the Houston Texans.
Next Up: vs. Kansas City Chiefs (8-4), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on CBS.

Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints (10-2)
The former BYU QB had two touchdowns and a blocked punt in New Orleans’ 26-18 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving Day.
Next Up: vs. San Francisco 49ers (10-2), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Harvey Langi, New York Jets (4-8)
Langi posted one tackle in the Jets’ 22-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Next Up: vs. Miami Dolphins (3-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers (10-2)
The former BYU linebacker led the Niners with 11 total tackles and eight solo tackles in a 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He also had two pass breakups.
Next Up: at New Orleans Saints (10-2), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Seattle Seahawks (9-2)
Ansah and the Seahawks face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Next Up: at Los Angeles Rams (7-5), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL TV.

Former Aggies

Maurice Alexander, S, Buffalo Bills (9-3)
Alexander and the Bills defeated the Dallas Cowboys 26-15 on Thanksgiving.
Next Up: vs. Baltimore Ravens (10-2), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Tyler Larsen, OL, Carolina Panthers (5-7)
Larsen and the Panthers lost to the Washington Redskins 29-21.
Next Up: at Atlanta Falcons (3-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Patrick Scales, LS, Chicago Bears (6-6)
Scales and the Bears defeated the Dallas Cowboys 24-20 on Thanksgiving.
Next Up: vs. Dallas Cowboys (6-6), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX/NFL Network.

Nick Vigil, LB, Cincinnati Bengals (1-11)
Vigil had six total tackles including three solo tackles in the Bengals first win of the season. They defeated the New York Jets 22-6.
Next Up: at Cleveland Browns (5-7), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Kyler Fackrell, LB, Green Bay Packers (9-3)
The former Aggies had two tackles and two quarterback hits in the Packers’ 31-13 victory over the New York Giants.
Next Up: vs. Washington Redskins (3-9), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Darwin Thompson, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)
Thompson scored his first NFL touchdown in Kansas City’s 40-9 win over the Oakland Raiders. He led the Chiefs in rushing with 11 carries for 44 yards.
Next Up: at New England Patriots (10-2), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on CBS.

JoJo Natson, WR, Los Angeles Rams (7-5)
Natson had one kick return for 14 yards in the Rams’ 34-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Next Up: vs. Seattle Seahawks (9-2), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL TV.

Dallin Leavitt, S, Oakland Raiders (6-6)
Leavitt and the Raiders fell to the Kansas City Chiefs 40-9 on Sunday.
Next Up: vs. Tennessee Titans (7-5), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on CBS.

Nevin Lawson, CB, Oakland Raiders (6-6)
Lawson recorded a tackle in Oakland’s 40-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Next Up: vs. Tennessee Titans (7-5), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on CBS.

Bobby Wagner, LB, Seattle Seahawks (9-2)
Wagner and the Seahawks face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Next Up: at Los Angeles Rams (7-5), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL TV.

Donald Penn, OL, Washington Redskins (3-9)
Penn and the Redskins defeated the Carolina Panthers 29-21 on Sunday.
Next Up: at Green Bay Packers (9-3), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

Former Wildcats

Taron Johnson, CB, Buffalo Bills (9-3)
The former Weber State defensive back posted six solo tackles and a pass breakup in Buffalo’s 26-15 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Next Up: vs. Baltimore Ravens (10-2), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.

Former Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew, S, Detroit Lions (3-8-1)
Killebrew recorded one tackle in the Lions’ 24-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving.
Next Up: at Minnesota Vikings (8-3), Sunday at 11 a.m. on FOX.

LeShaun Sims, CB, Tennessee Titans (7-5)
Sims and the Titans defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17.
Next Up: at Oakland Raiders (6-6), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on CBS.

Former High School Stars

Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys (6-6)
Schultz and the Cowboys lost to the Buffalo Bills 26-15 on Thanksgiving.
Next Up: at Chicago Bears (6-6), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX/NFL Network.

Xavier Su’a-Filo, OL, Dallas Cowboys (6-6)
The former Ute and the Cowboys lost to the Buffalo Bills 26-15 on Thanksgiving.
Next Up: at Chicago Bears (6-6), Thursday at 6:20 p.m. on FOX/NFL Network.

Andre James, OL, Oakland Raiders (6-6)
James and the Raiders fell to the Kansas City Chiefs 40-9 on Sunday.
Next Up: vs. Tennessee Titans (7-5), Sunday at 2:25 p.m. on CBS.

John Ursua, WR, Seattle Seahawks (9-2)
Ursua and the Seahawks face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Next Up: at Los Angeles Rams (7-5), Sunday at 6:20 p.m. on KSL TV.

Porter Gustin, DE, Cleveland Browns (5-7)
Gustin recorded two total tackles in his second NFL game for the Browns. Cleveland fell 20-13 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Next Up: vs. Cincinnati Bengals (1-11), Sunday at 11 a.m. on CBS.