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Saints Safety Marcus Williams Ends First Half With Goal Line Interception

Nov 22, 2020, 1:05 PM
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Marcus Williams #43 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts a pass in the end zone from Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons as teammate Chauncey Gardner-Johnson #22 of the New Orleans Saints assists in the second quarter 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 Utah and current New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams caught an interception near the goal line to end first half against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Saints hosted the Falcons on Sunday, November 22.

As the clock expired at the end of the second quarter, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan unloaded a deep throw towards the end zone before Williams picked off the Hail Mary attempt.

Williams returned the ball 20 yards before getting tackled to the turf.

The pick was the former Ute’s third interception of the 2020 season and the 13th of his four-year NFL career.

At the half, New Orleans owned a 10-9 advantage over Atlanta.

In the first 30 minutes of action, Williams had two total tackles, one solo tackle, one pass breakup, and the interception.

The Falcons vs. Saints game is broadcast on FOX.

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

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