New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) looks to pass during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park.

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Taysom Hill leads Saints in comeback preseason win against Chargers

Colton Jumper seals 19-17 win with late interception

Amos Morale III
August 18, 2019 - 6:24 pm

Taysom Hill was nearly flawless in the second half of Sunday’s matchup and his strong play led the Saints to a comeback win against the Los Angeles Chargers in the team's preseason matchup.

Hill led the Saints in rushing for the second straight game and was a perfect 9-of-9 passing in the fourth quarter. He also lead the Saints on a 9-play, 50-yard drive with just over a minute left that ended with a Wil Lutz 28-yard go-ahead field goal. 

The 19-17 exhibition win was sealed on the Chargers ensuing drive when Saints linebacker Colton Jumper intercepted Los Angeles’ Easton Stick.

The Saints trailed 17-3 at the half but late in the third quarter Hill found a wide open Austin Carr for a 27-yard score with 3:17 to play.

New Orleans found the end zone again roughly midway through the fourth quarter when HIll capped an 11-play, 69-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Devine Ozigbo who tallied 53 total yards.

The Saints defense forced a three-and-out and Hill proceeded to lead the Saints on what proved to be the game-winning drive.

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