Saints run all over Bills for seventh straight win

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The story of the Saints’ 47-10 victory on Sunday could be told by one drive late in the third quarter.

The Saints went 87 yards on nine straight runs by Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara as the Bills defense wilted in the face of the New Orleans rushing attack. Those runs left the Saints seven yards away from the end zone and they actually called a pass, but Drew Brees naturally decided it would be easier to just run the ball into the end zone.

That score made it 37-3 Saints and they’d tack on a Wil Lutz field goal after a 14-play drive in the fourth quarter. New Orleans called runs on 13 of those plays as the Bills continued to present a forgiving defensive front and the theme continued when Trey Edmunds put the Saints over the 300-yard mark on the ground — taking a knee at the end dropped them to 298 for the day — with a 41-yard touchdown run that made it 47-3 with three minutes left to play.

Ingram ended the day with 21 carries for 131 yards and three touchdowns while Kamara ran 12 times for 106 yards. Wide receiver Michael Thomas had 112 receiving yards, giving the Saints a pair of 100-yard rushers and a 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time in franchise history. All of that added up to a seventh-straight win for a Saints team that looks as balanced as any in the league at the start of the second half of the season.

The Bills, meanwhile, managed 198 yards as a team and picked up 10 first downs to 32 for New Orleans. They went to rookie Nathan Peterman late, although it appeared to be a garbage time call rather than a decision to sit down Tyrod Taylor. Such a decision would be more than defensible after Taylor went 9-of-18 for 56 yards and an interception, but coach Sean McDermott didn’t pull the trigger on a change until the game was totally out of reach.

He’ll likely be asked about a change moving forward, although there’s only so much Taylor, Peterman or any quarterback can do if their defense remains allergic to stopping running backs. Finding a cure would be helpful in avoiding a three-game losing streak with Melvin Gordon and the Chargers on deck.

38 responses to “Saints run all over Bills for seventh straight win

  1. Think this was as close to a complete game that we have seen from the Saints this season. Thoroughly dominated doesn’t even begin to describe what happened on that field today. The scary thing they keep gettbig better. Hope Lasco is ok after that injury and hopefully Klein’s ankle isn’t to bad. Looking great overall.

  2. Time for Bills fans to turn to their beer and point to next year, things will be different then. 🙂

    Just lose baby.

  3. There offense is for real which it has been for a decade but I still want to see them win on the road in the playoffs and beat a quality team outdoors come December/January.. NFC is trash this season without Rodgers in the fold so anybodys guess who comes out of that conference this year.

  4. Moral of the story, snap judgements based on week one aren’t wise. Looking more and more like that Super Bowl contender I predicted before the season started as the lost story is that their defense has been getting better and better weekly.

  5. superpatriotsfan says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    Best thing the bills can do is injure Brady, so the league a favor

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    This has been true for about 20 years, problem is the Bills can’t even do that right…….embrace the suck….

  6. wib22 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm
    Pats have it so easy. NO one is beating them in the afc

    Belicheat does it again!

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    You have given up on your Dolphins already Chippy?

  7. “Best thing the bills can do is injure Brady”

    Only the most vile fans want a player intentionally injured.

  8. superpatriotsfan says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    Best thing the bills can do is injure Brady, so the league a favor
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    Yet another screen name to hide behind.

    #billswillneverwin

  9. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm
    “Best thing the bills can do is injure Brady”

    Only the most vile fans want a player intentionally injured.
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    Yep, you are spot on, maybe another loser Joe ID from Toronto. My guess, check out how many he has.

  10. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm
    “Best thing the bills can do is injure Brady”

    Only the most vile fans want a player intentionally injured.

    Coming from a guy with the screen name about hitting people and a steroid user.

  11. Let’s just call it what it is – the Bills are regressing to the mean after an unexpectedly hot start. The talent on Buffalo’s roster is 5-win quality, and that showed in spades today against a Saints team that was significantly better in every phase of the game.

    I still think you have your head coach for the foreseeable future, Bills fans. Even factoring in these two consecutive defeats, McDermott seems like a keeper – the fact that he has coaxed a winning record from this roster at this point in the season is a minor miracle in itself.

    Scheme and discipline can only compensate for so much, though. You need talent to win in the NFL, and the Bills simply do not have enough of it. Fortunately, Buffalo has the draft ammo to address their many areas of need in 2018.

  12. joetoronto says:
    November 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    Time for Bills fans to turn to their beer and point to next year, things will be different then. 🙂

    Just lose baby.

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    Still better than the Raiders. 34-14

  13. JUST KEEP CLAPPING COACH THAT SHOULD FIX EVERYTHING,AND I SEE YOU ALREADY MADE YOUR MIND UP THAT TYROD WILL REMAIN THE BILLS STARTER, NOT A WISE MOVE, THEY BROUGHT YOU HERE TO WIN AND TYROD CANNOT THROW THE BALL SO HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO WIN?

  14. Saints dominated in every facet of this game. Ingram and Kamara are a great RB tandem. The Defense is playing lights out!

  15. I love seeing the Saints dominate, but I miss seeing Drew air it out. But, might as well keep running until someone stops it

  16. On this day the Saints could have beaten any team in the NFL. And… it will most likely be that way every day from here on out, because they keep getting even better.

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