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NFL Week 5 Game Recap: New Orleans Saints 39, Seattle Seahawks 32

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill (7) celebrates a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

It was a shootout in the Caesars Superdome in Week 5, with the New Orleans Saints ultimately emerging victorious over the Seattle Seahawks.

Offensive spotlight: No Russell Wilson, no problem — the Geno Smith train keeps rolling. The veteran quarterback went 16-of-25 for 267 yards and three passing touchdowns today, recording five big-time throws in the process. If the grades hold post-review, it will be Smith's second consecutive 90.0-plus PFF grade.

Defensive spotlight: Seahawks interior defender Shelby Harris clogged up rushing lanes all day, recording two tackles and one defensive stop. On first review, he graded positively on 39.1% of his snaps.

Rookie spotlight: Chris Olave added another top performance to his record, catching 4-of-6 targets for 54 yards, one touchdown and two first downs. He caught one of his two contested targets and recorded two plays of 15 or more yards.

Offensive line spotlight: The Saints offensive line gave up only five pressures on first review, but they combined for another 10 losses that didn't result in pressure, which could be a huge factor in their grades.

Box Score

Passing
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Geno Smith 24.0 16 / 25 268 10.7 3 0 3 139.7
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Taysom Hill 37.1 1 / 1 22 22.0 1 0 0 158.3
Andy Dalton 10.9 16 / 24 187 7.8 1 1 1 86.6
Rushing
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Geno Smith 24.0 3 13 4.3 0 13 0
Kenneth Walker III 14.8 8 88 11.0 1 69 0
Rashaad Penny 5.4 8 54 6.8 0 32 0
DeeJay Dallas 2.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0
Michael Dickson -0.8 1 -8 -8.0 0 -8 0
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Taysom Hill 37.1 9 112 12.4 3 60 0
Alvin Kamara 27.4 23 103 4.5 0 13 1
Andy Dalton 10.9 7 4 0.6 0 5 0
Mark Ingram II 3.6 9 16 1.8 0 4 0
Receiving
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Tyler Lockett 30.4 6 5 104 17.3 2 40
DK Metcalf 18.8 8 5 88 11.0 1 50
Noah Fant 7.9 5 3 49 9.8 0 32
Will Dissly 4.1 3 2 21 7.0 0 15
DeeJay Dallas 2.0 1 1 6 6.0 0 6
Dee Eskridge 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Alvin Kamara 27.4 6 6 91 15.2 0 54
Chris Olave 15.4 6 4 54 9.0 1 18
Adam Trautman 11.2 3 2 32 10.7 1 22
Marquez Callaway 2.5 3 2 5 1.7 0 4
Juwan Johnson 2.3 2 1 13 6.5 0 13
Tre'Quan Smith 2.0 4 1 10 2.5 0 10
Keith Kirkwood 1.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 4

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