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Taysom Hill Throws Touchdown Pass, Leads Saints To Win Over Panthers

Jan 2, 2022, 5:19 PM

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Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball in the second quarter of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Caesars Superdome on January 02, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill threw a touchdown pass and led the New Orleans Saints to a division win over the Carolina Panthers.

The Saints hosted the Panthers at Caesars Superdome on Sunday, January 2.

With 7:49 left in the fourth quarter, Hill fired a 12-yard pass to Alvin Kamara for a touchdown.

The Hill-Kamara connection stretched the Saints’ lead to 18-10.

It was Hill’s third touchdown pass of the season and New Orleans’ first touchdown scored since Week 14.

The touchdown capped a seven-play, 63-yard drive that took 4:15 off the clock.

New Orleans held on for an eight-point victory, 18-10.

Hill finished the game 17/28 passing for 207 yards and one touchdown. He added 12 carries for a team-high 45 yards on the ground.

With the win, the Saints improved to a record of 8-8 and kept their postseason hopes alive.

New Orleans will wrap up the regular season on the road against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, January 9 at 11 a.m. (MDT) 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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