The New Orleans Saints begin their 2018 season off strong with a come from behind preseason win in game number one, 24-20 over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tom Savage got the start for the Saints and wasn't particularly sharp but was able to engineer a scoring drive which ended with a Mark Ingram two-yard touchdown to tie the game at 10 at that point. Savage finished 10/14 with 70 yards passing.

Now, to back track a bit the starting New Orleans defense was not great the two series they took on Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler as they allowed 10 points. Marshon Lattimore was one guy that stood out who looked a little out of rhythm.

Taysom Hill got into the game in the second half and was very efficient passing the football, 8/9 for 72 yards passing, and was the teams leading rusher with 7 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown. The one thing you noticed from Hill is his ability to run the football but at times he wouldn't go all the way through his progressions and tuck it down to run too soon. However, it was nice to see a quarterback who can scramble out of the pocket and make some plays with his legs when need be.

The biggest play of the game came in the fourth quarter with the Saints trailing 20-17 with about seven minutes remaining. That's when defensive end Jayrone Elliott stripped Jags quarterback Tanner Lee and the ball was recovered by Taylor Stallworth. New Orleans took over with great field position at the Jacksonville 30 yard line with J.T. Barrett entering the game.

They were able to push the ball down to the four yard line and from there it was Jonathon Williams who would punch it in for the game winning score.

 

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