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Saints cruise past QB-less Broncos, 31-3

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By Field Level Media | Reuters

Taysom Hill and Latavius Murray ran for two touchdowns each and visiting New Orleans took advantage of the absence of all Denver quarterbacks in a 31-3 victory Sunday. ...

Hill won his second straight start in the absence of injured Drew Brees as the NFC-leading Saints improved to 9-2 with their eighth consecutive victory.

The Broncos (4-7) played without all four quarterbacks on their roster because starter Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien and practice squad player Blake Bortles were designated as close-contact risks after third-string quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

Practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton, who played quarterback as a freshman at Wake Forest, was expected to start, but running back Phillip Lindsay took the first three snaps in the shotgun formation and ran the ball, gaining a first down with a 14-yard run on the second play. ...

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Saints Ground Game Helps Trot Over Broncos

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(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Saints did not disappoint in their road game against the Broncos, cruising to victory with a dominant ground game.

John Hendrix | SI

DENVER -- The New Orleans Saints improved to 9-2 on the season after a dominant road win over the Denver Broncos in Week 12. It was a game that had a bit of controversy leading up to it with the Broncos losing all three of their quarterbacks and having to turn to a practice squad wide receiver who had experience at Wake Forest. Regardless, Sean Payton's offense was dominant on the ground, which helped fuel a win for New Orleans.

Game Recap

New Orleans won the coin toss and elected to defer, putting the Broncos offense out on the field with Kendall Hinton. However, it was Phillip Lindsay who took the first several direct snaps for Denver. Royce Freeman took the other, and Hinton finally entered the game on a short yardage 3rd down situation, but didn't connect.

The Saints got their first opportunity with the ball and ended up going backwards in five plays, which saw a delay of game penalty and sack on Taysom Hill to force a Thomas Morstead punt. ...

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Saints crush quarterback-less Broncos, 31-3, as Denver is held to 12 passing yards

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Latavius Murray (28) of the New Orleans Saints breaks free as Justin Simmons (31) of the Denver Broncos falls over teammates during the first half at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.

New Orleans’ defense was not fooled by much in Denver’s one-dimensional attack at Empower Field

By Kyle Newman | Denver Post

Calling up an undrafted rookie wideout from the practice squad to start a NFL game at quarterback, with essentially no preparation, might have made a good premise for a Disney movie.

But Sunday afternoon, the actual, ugly reality of the situation took hold. The Broncos, starting Kendall Hinton with their four roster quarterbacks unavailable due to COVID-19-related issues, were pummeled by the Saints, 31-3, at Empower Field. Denver fell to 4-7 and finished with 12 passing yards.

The Broncos defense kept the game tight for a half while the Broncos’ offense was non-existent from the get-go. Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman both saw snaps in the “Wildcat” formation on the Broncos’ first possession, and Hinton came in on 3rd-and-3 and threw incomplete under pressure for his first NFL pass. Hinton completed one pass – for the day.

Although Lindsay provided the Broncos with an occasional spark from the wildcat, New Orleans’ defense was not fooled. Denver opened the game with four consecutive punts for the first time this season while the Saints capitalized on an offside penalty on fourth down en route to a touchdown on their third drive. ...

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After beating Broncos, Sean Payton's Saints have wins over all 31 NFL teams; here's when

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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It's official: Sean Payton has beaten them all.

With the odd, quarterback-lacking victory over the Denver Broncos that lifted the Saints to 9-2 in the 2020 season, Payton has also finished a tour of NFL victories that has left every NFL fanbase on the losing end at least once. The Broncos marked the lone team the Saints hadn't beaten since he took over as head coach for New Orleans in 2006, and one the team hadn't defeated in more than a quarter-century.

And while the first 29 teams on the list all came quickly and within his first five seasons coaching the Saints, the final two took...
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Walker: Another bizarre game in a bizarre season, but Saints' D continues its normal dominance

  • News source: BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
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Not that you really need a reminder, but Cam Jordan gave you one anyway.

"It's 2020," Jordan said. "Everybody knows 2020, you don't know what's going to go on."

That explains why he spent Sunday afternoon in the face of Kendall Hinton, the Denver Broncos fill-in quarterback that Jordan and his teammates hadn't prepared for all week and had never even heard of 24 hours earlier.

It was the latest plot twist in an NFL season filled with them, this one the most bizarre of them all. On Saturday, the Broncos found out that none of the available quarterbacks on their roster would be available...
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What Sean Payton, Saints had to say on Taysom Hill, cardboard fans, more after Broncos rout

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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Taysom Hill's best passing performance it was not, but that was part of a the Saints' late-arriving plan.

That's what coach Sean Payton repeated when asked questions about his quarterback's 78-yard passing performance in an otherwise convincing win over the Broncos.

"Taysom played this thing just how I wanted him to play it," Payton said. "And it doesn't have to be aesthetically pleasing to be effective. The job is to win, and he did a good job of that."

The game-manager plan of attack was driven largely by the Broncos' lack of any quarterback on its roster due to coronavirus issues...
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The Saints said 'let's go, let's run the ball,' and Latavius Murray did a lot of that

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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DENVER — The New Orleans Saints decided they were going to grind away at the Denver Broncos defense, and they just so happened to have the perfect grinder ready.

Latavius Murray, all 6 feet, 3 inches and 230 pounds of him, pounded away at the Denver defense. Then he did it some more. And then, finally, when the Broncos were gassed and tired of getting hammered on by a large human moving at considerable speed, Murray did it some more.

Alvin Kamara said the more touches Murray gets, the better he gets rolling, and clearly the Saints were inclined to agree. Murray’s 19 carries resulted in...
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Bears vs. Packers: Sunday Night Football open thread

  • News source: Wallace Delery
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The Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears at Lambeau. This is the NFL’s oldest rivalry, but it has been a one-sided rivalry in recent years. Will Aaron Rodgers decimate the Chicago defense? Can Chicago avoid annihilation against their rivals? Let’s tune in and find out!

Enjoy the game with the CSC family and join the thread below!

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Saints take care of business against depleted Broncos

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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It was an interesting day for the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos, to say the least.

The NFL forced the Broncos to play and the game truly did not resemble an NFL game.

For those who want to take issue with it, that is completely understandable.

Do not blame the New Orleans Saints.

They don’t make the rules. They simply went out, played by the rules and played plenty well enough to get the job done.

The Broncos were without all of their quarterbacks – starter Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Blake Bortles and Jeff Driskel, the latter of whom was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list...
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Vic Fangio: Disappointed our QBs put us in this position

  • News source: Josh Alper
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Broncos head coach Vic Fangio found himself in the unenviable position of coaching a team without quarterbacks on Sunday and things went about as expected against the Saints.

The Broncos completed one pass for 13 yards en route to a 31-3 drubbing while having practice squad wideout Kendall Hinton and running backs taking snaps. They were the first team since 2005 to complete less than two passes in a game.

Jeff Driskel tested positive for COVID-19 this week and Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles were put on the reserve list with him because they failed to follow mask protocols...
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Murray, Saints grit and grind their way to a 31-3 win against quarterback-less Broncos.

  • News source: Dylan Sanders
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The QB-less Broncos are going to start out with Philip Lindsay in the wildcat. Kendall Hinton comes in on 3rd and short and has to throw the ball away. Broncos will have to punt on the first drive.

Saints will start the drive after the touchback on the punt. Nothing going for the Saints either. Punt incoming

Denver starts at their own 38. The first play is a reverse to KJ Hamler, Cam Jordan pushes him out of bounds. Marshon almost intercepts the deep ball from Hinton. 3 and out anyway.

Callaway returns the punt to the 28. Murray fumbles on first down, but James Hurst is there to recover...
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Saints' surging defense cashes in gift card against QB-less Broncos

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The New Orleans Saints’ defense was supposed to feast on this Thanksgiving Sunday against a Denver Broncos team that was stuck with all of its quarterbacks on the COVID-reserve list.

And, wow, did they ever.

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The Saints (9-2) set a franchise record with just 112 yards allowed and forced three turnovers while winning their eighth straight game in a 31-3 rout. Broncos “quarterback”...
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Inside the weird numbers from the Saints-Broncos game

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The Denver Broncos' quarterback options were limited Sunday, to say the least.

Kendall Hinton, a practice squad receiver, was listed as the starter. However, running back Phillip Lindsay took the opening snap of the game. On the Broncos' first drive, Lindsay, Hinton and running back Royce Freeman all took snaps at quarterback.

The Broncos' three eligible quarterbacks -- Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles -- were each deemed to be high-risk COVID-19 close contacts and none of the three dressed for Sunday's game due to the NFL's COVID-19 protocols. Lock, the starting QB, apologized...
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Saints move past quarterback-less Broncos in run-heavy game

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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DENVER — The South Park character cutouts in the stands at Empower Field at Mile High would have averted their eyes if they were able.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said he "felt bad for the cardboard fans," considering the circumstances.

It wasn't their fault. Nor was it the fault of Kendall Hinton, the practice squad receiver that the Denver Broncos turned to to play quarterback after the remaining three of their active-roster signal callers landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday afternoon.

Even though the Broncos went with a run-heavy offense out of necessity, the Saints...
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The Saints won their 8th straight contest in what the NFL was determined to call a 'game'

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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DENVER — At least it’s over.

The New Orleans Saints traveled to Denver to play what one could loosely describe as a football game. They won it 31-3, their eighth consecutive win, to remain at the front of the pack in the NFC.

Since we are bound by duty to discuss what transpired at Empower Field at Mile High, here is a quick breakdown.

We learned absolutely nothing about either team. It took until late in the second quarter for the two teams to combine for positive passing yardage. Denver’s primary quarterback, Kendall Hinton, was a practice squad receiver who had less than 24 hours to...
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Saints crush QB-less Broncos 31-3

  • News source: Josh Alper
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It would have made for quite a story if the Broncos were able to come up with a winning effort on Sunday against the Saints despite not having any quarterbacks available for the game, but there was no Hollywood ending in the cards this weekend.

The Broncos completed one pass, gained 112 yards of offense and got rolled over by the Saints in a 31-3 loss. That drops the Broncos to 4-7 on the season and leaves them with a shrinking chance of finding a path to the playoffs.

Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles were all ruled out because of their exposure to Jeff Driskel, who tested...
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Saints' Janoris Jenkins suffers knee injury on interception against Broncos, questionable to return

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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The Saints defense was dominant in the first half against the Broncos, but starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins' biggest contribution ended with an injury that likely ended his day.

Jenkins suffered a knee injury while returning an interception across the middle of the field late in the first half. He was listed as questionable to return.

Jenkins' play came after a near miss on a pass from Broncos emergency quarterback Kendall Hilton earlier in the game. The Saints held the Broncos to 37 net yards and one first down while leading 17-0 at halftime.

Hilton, who had been a practice squad...
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