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Saints QB Taysom Hill Completes Career-Long Pass On TD Drive Against Falcons

Nov 22, 2020, 12:42 PM | Updated: 12:55 pm
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Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints passes in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 22, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill completed the longest throw of his NFL career on a touchdown drive against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Saints hosted the Falcons on Sunday, November 22.

It was Hill’s first NFL start at quarterback.

Late in the second quarter with the Saints at their own 43-yard line, Hill unloaded a deep toss to Emmanuel Sanders.

The 45-yard Hills-Sanders connection gave New Orleans a first down at the Falcons’ 13-yard line with 3:09 left in the half.

Hill’s previous long was a 44-yard completion in 2018.

Four plays later, Hill handed the ball off to Alvin Kamara, who ran the ball three yards for the first touchdown by either team.

The Saints took a 10-9 lead with 1:46 until the halftime break.

The play was extra special for the quarterback as a fan inside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome celebrated Hill’s performance on the drive by holding up a BYU flag in celebration.

In the first half, Hill was 9/13 passing for 127 yards. He had a passer rating of 100.5.

On the ground, he had two carries for six yards.

The Falcons vs. Saints game is broadcast on FOX.

Kyle Irelandย is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of theย Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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