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Taysom Hill scores game-tying touchdown in Saints’ win over Chargers

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) carries past Los Angeles Chargers free safety Desmond King (20) for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)


SALT LAKE CITY — After an unproductive night, Taysom Hill redeemed himself, scoring the game-tying touchdown with less than a minute remaining in the Monday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Chargers.

Prior to the touchdown that tied the game at 27 in the fourth quarter, Hill had one carry for just 1 yard and was 0-for-1 passing.

Saints head coach Sean Payton trusted Hill on a key 3rd-and-4, taking quarterback Drew Brees off the field and inserting Hill at quarterback. Hill faked the handoff to running back Alvin Kamara, then kept it, rushing to his right and past two Chargers defenders for the score.

On the ensuing Chargers possession, quarterback Justin Herbert drove Los Angeles down the field and set up a game-winning 50-yard field goal from Michael Badgley, who doinked it off the upright and the game went to overtime.

In overtime, New Orleans kicker Wil Lutz made a 36-yard field goal to give the Saints the lead. New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore stopped the Chargers’ Mike Williams on 4th-and-7 to seal the game. New Orleans improved to 3-2 with the 30-27 overtime win.