New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) scores a rushing touchdown in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Saints 26, Falcons 18: New Orleans clinches NFC South

Amos Morale III
November 28, 2019 - 10:48 pm

The New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC South title after hanging on to defeat the Atlanta Falcons, 26-18, on Thanksgiving.

The Saints sacked Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan nine times Thursday night and tallied two interceptions, while backup quarterback Taysom Hill scored two touchdowns in the win. 

Hill got the Saints off to a fast start, after blocking a punt and finishing the ensuing drive with a three-yard touchdown reception.  He added a 30-yard touchdown run later in the game. 

New Orleans kicker Will Lutz connected on four field goals.

Cameron Jordan scored four sacks, Marcus Davenport added two and forced a fumble that was recovered by safety Vonn Bell.

Rookie defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson and defensive lineman Shy Tuttle had interceptions.

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