Saints’ Taysom Hill makes NFL history in win over Chicago Bears
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Saints’ Taysom Hill makes NFL history in win over Chicago Bears

Nov 7, 2023

Taysom Hill underlined his reputation as one the most complete players in the NFL with a milestone performance in Week 9.

Hill joined illustrious company with a two-touchdown display in New Orleans Saints’ 24-17 win over the Chicago Bears. 

Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball against the Chicago Bears

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Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball against the Chicago Bears

A two-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter saw Hill accomplish something no NFL player has done in 66 years. 

The former undrafted rookie became the first player since Hall of Fame running back Frank Gifford to reach at least 10 career touchdown receptions, rushes and touchdown passes.

Gifford achieved the milestone with the New York Giants in 1957, finishing his career with 14 touchdown passes, 34 touchdown runs and 43 touchdown receptions.

He also won a Super Bowl with the Giants and earned eight Pro Bowl appearances.

Hill led the Saints in rushing yards and even threw for a touchdown pass of his own, connecting with tight end Juwan Johnson in the end-zone for what proved to be the game-winning score.

The 33-year-old now has 11 career touchdown passes, 26 touchdown runs and 10 touchdown receptions.

Speaking after the game, Hill admitted it was “overwhelming” to reflect on his remarkable achievements to date.  

“I look back at my career and I certainly didn’t think that it would have gone the way that it has,” Hill said when asked about his history-making performance.

“But as I hear and I think about stuff like that, it’s overwhelming. 

“I have a lot of gratitude to be able to be part of this program and play with coaches that are creative enough to give me opportunities. I would say just a whole lot of gratitude.”

Sunday’s victory sees New Orleans move top of the NFC West ahead of Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

“Over the last few weeks you’ve seen what our offense really is and how good we can be. We’re capable of doing big things,” said Hill.

The Saints welcome the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10.


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