FINAL: Saints 31 – Broncos 3
New Orleans moves to 9-2 with the victory
New Orleans moves the ball into Denver territory. Timeout on the field.
Saints convert an 11-play, 77-yard drive into a touchdown with a Latavius Murray seven-yard run into the end zone. Saints lead 31-3 (6:03 remaining)
Jameis Winston enters the game for the first time Sunday, with 3:46 remaining in the game.
Broncos QB Kendall Hinton completes his first pass of the day vs the Saints defense. Two plays later, CJ Gardner-Johnson nabs his first interception of the year from Hinton to give the Who Dat the ball back. Saints still lead 17-0
Taysom is picked off after his pass is tipped into the air. A return of the interception gives Denver its best field position of the day: the 40 yard line in Saints territory.
Brandon McManus turns the turnover into points for the Broncos, with a 58-yard field goal. Saints lead 17-3
The Saints respond with a run-heavy drive capped off with a 36-yard touchdown run from RB Latavius Murray. Saints lead 24-3
Taysom Hill gets the Saints on the scoreboard with a one-yard touchdown rush around the right end. The Who Dat chewed up 8:01 on a 13-play (including 10 straight runs), 74-yard scoring drive. Saints lead 7-0
With 5:31 left in the first half, the Saints defense has held the Broncos to just one first down on 26 offensive snaps for Denver.
Saints LB Kwon Alexander recovers a fumble from the quarterback and returns it to the 13 yard line (Denver territory).
Hill takes advantage of the great field position & once again punches it in for a Saints score, giving New Orleans a two-touchdown edge headed into halftime. Saints lead 14-0
Saints CB Janoris Jenkins intercepts Hinton with :12 remaining in the half but limps off the field after an apparent leg injury.
Hill hits a 24-yard strike to Michael Thomas to set up Wil Lutz for a 40-yard field goal. Lutz 1/1 on the day, closing out the half. Saints lead 17-0
Both teams off to slow starts offensively, as the quarter ends with no score.
The Denver Broncos, due to COVID and injuries, will have to fifth string QB Kendall Hinton.
Teams announce the following lineup changes for the game..
#26 CB Kevin Toliver II
#36 S Trey Marshall\
#42 OLB Mark Barron
#52 G Netane Muti
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
#11 WR/RS Deonte Harris
#15 QB Trevor Siemian
#25 CB Ken Crawley
#45 TE Garrett Griffin
#75 G/T Andrus Peat
#88 RB Ty Montgomery
#97 DL Malcolm Roach