Having to manage without their four quarterbacks, the Denver Broncos were sharply defeated 31-3 by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Sports Authority Field.
The receiver Kendall Hinton had the difficult task of being behind the center of the Broncos (4-7). He managed only one pass out of nine attempts and made two interceptions.
In total, the Denver offense had a meager 112 yards. It was kicker Brandon McNanus who helped the Broncos avoid the shutout. In the third quarter, he had a field goal for 58 yards.
For the Saints (9-2), quarterback Taysom Hill had a second win in as many games since replacing Drew Brees. The veteran suffers from several broken ribs.
The alternate pivot completed nine of his 16 runs for 78 yards. He also scored two touchdowns with his legs, as did running back Latavius Murray.
By virtue of this gain, New Orleans signed an eighth victory in a row.
Recall that the pivot Jeff Diskel contracted COVID-19 and that he was in contact with the other four quarters of the Colorado formation. Therefore, none of them could take part in the confrontation.
Gould’s leg propels the 49ers
At SoFi Stadium, San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould had two field goals late in the game, leading his team to a 23-20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
The 37-year-old veteran first tied the game with a 49-yard throw. On the last play of the game, he did it again for a distance of 42 yards. In total, he made three placements.
The 49ers (5-6) scored an offensive touchdown and a defensive touchdown. Running back Raheem Mostert and defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw were the authors.
For the Rams (7-4), running back Cam Akers got a major and amassed 84 yards on nine carries. Quarterback Jared Goff completed 19 of 31 passes for 198 yards. He was also the victim of two thefts.
The Mahomes-Hill duo have fun
At Raymond James Stadium, Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill combined their efforts to allow the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24.
The quarterback completed 37 of 49 stints for 462 yards and three majors. His three touchdown passes were caught by Hill. The wide receiver completed his workday with 13 catches for 269 yards.
The Chiefs’ other points (10-1) were produced by Harrison Butker’s leg.
After being dominated in the first quarter, the Buccaneers (7-5) quietly returned to the game, without however being able to complete the comeback.
Quarterback Tom Brady had 27 of 41 attempted passes for 345 yards and three touchdowns. He also intercepted twice.
Receiver Mike Evans caught two of his throws in the pay zone. However, it was Rob Gronkowski who was his favorite target. The tight end caught six passes for 106 yards.