Saints defense dominates in 24-9 win over Falcons

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) carries past Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo...
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) carries past Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen (37), defensive end Steven Means (55) and defensive end Charles Harris (92) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)(Butch Dill | AP)
Published: Nov. 22, 2020 at 3:55 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - The New Orleans Saints hosted division rival, the Atlanta Falcons, in the Superdome on Sunday, Nov. 22, and came away with their seventh straight win of the season.

The Saints (8-2) dominated on defense in a 24-9 win over the Falcons (3-7). The defense sacked Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan eight times and intercepted him twice. It did not surrender a touchdown.

In his first NFL start at quarterback, Taysom Hill was 18-of-23 for 233 passing yards. His main target was Michael Thomas, who finished with nine catches for 104 yards. Hill was also the team’s leading rusher with 10 carries for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Latavius Murray had 12 carries for 49 yards. Alvin Kamara had 13 carries for 45 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, linebacker Demario Davis had seven tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, one pass defended, and two hits on the quarterback. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins had five tackles, five passes defended, and an interception. Defensive end Cam Jordan had four tackles, three sacks, three tackles for loss, and three hits on the quarterback. He now has seven sacks in his last two meetings against Atlanta and has sacked Ryan 21 times for his career. He also has four career games with at least three sacks and three of those have been against the Falcons. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson and defensive tackle David Onyemata each had a pair of sacks. Safety Marcus Williams had the other interception.