The Saints’ passing game was just too much for the Bills on Sunday.
Quarterback Drew Brees threw five TD passes as New Orleans scored a 35-17 victory against visiting Buffalo on Sunday.
Rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills hauled in TD receptions of 69 and 42 yards for the Saints, who trailed 10-7 in the second quarter before asserting control and pulling away from the underdog Bills.
The five-TD game was Brees’ first since 2011, when he had three separate games with five TD passes. He completed 26-of-34 passes for 332 yards.
Tight end Jimmy Graham also caught a pair of touchdowns in victory for New Orleans (6-1), which leads the NFC South by two games over Carolina (4-3).
Bills quarterback Thad Lewis threw for 234 yards and a touchdown for Buffalo, which fell to 3-5. Lewis committed three turnovers in the loss.
The Saints’ defense again had a strong game, allowing just 299 yards on 68 plays. However, the big story was Brees’ big day.