Carson, Calif. - Sparked by a fake punt conversion by Taysom Hill, the New Orleans Saints scored 14 unanswered points to grab a 14-7 halftime lead over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday evening at the StubHub Center.
Facing a fourth-and-three with 1:59 to play in the opening quarter, Hill took a direct snap and scampered for five yards to keep the drive alive. Quarterback Drew Brees then connected with Michael Thomas on a 26-yard strike and the Saints were in business. Kamara ended the 11-play drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. Brees hit Thomas on the 2-point attempt.
Tom Savage came into replace Brees and led the team on a 14-play drive that ended with a 25-yard Wil Lutz field goal with 1:46 to play. Lutz added a 35-yarder as time expired in the half.
The Chargers scored on their second possession, a 5-yard run by Detrez Newsome. Philip Rivers led them into the red zone on their opening possession but failed to convert on fourth-and-goal.
Pregame photos from Los Angeles with the Saints getting ready to face the Chargers in preseason week 3