Drew Brees and the Saints put on a passing clinic as they cruise to a 35-17 victory over the Bills.
Buffalo struggled with turnovers throughout the first half. On the first play from scrimmage, Thad Lewis was hit hard and coughed up the football giving New Orleans excellent field goal position. As it's been all season though, Buffalo's defense responds off the turnover, forcing a missed field goal by Garrett Hartley. The Bills then generate some offense, giving Dan Carpenter a try from fifty yards out, but Carpenter can't connect, snapping a streak of 15 consecutive field goals for him. The Saints punt on the following position, and Lewis fumbles again. New Orleans doesn't let the turnover go to waste, as Drew Brees hooks up with Lance Moore for a touchdown, making the score 7-0, which would be the score heading in to the 2nd Quarter.
A second Garrett Hartley miss - this one from 38 yards, gave the football back to the Bills - they drive all the way inside the New Orleans redzone and on 3rd and 2 from the Saints' 13-yd line, Lewis finds Stevie Johnson for a touchdown, tying the score up at 7. The defense follows up with a 3 and out, and Carpenter gets back on track with a 37-yd Field Goal, and gives Buffalo their only lead of the game as it was all downhill from there. Two scores inside the final four minutes - a Kenny Stills 69-yd touchdown reception followed by one from Jimmy Graham from 13-yds out gives New Orleans a 21-10 lead going into the half, and they don't look back.
The third quarter started with a New Orleans punt, but Buffalo can't do anything with it, they go 3 and out, and gave the Saints excellent field position at their own 43-yd line. Brees finds Graham again in the endzone, and its 28-10 heading to the 4th quarter.
In the final frame, Doug Marrone uses up his first of two challenges on what was thought to be a Fred Jackson touchdown run. The play stands, but the following play Jackson runs it in for a score, making it an 11 point ball game. On the following Saints possession, Marrone uses another challenge flag on a 1-yd run by Pierre Thomas for a first down. That play also stands, and the Bills are down to one timeout. Buffalo did manage to force a punt, but Lewis turns the ball over for the 3rd time - this one an interception - and the Saints go marching to the tune of a 42 yard touchdown reception by Kenny Stills, his second of the game, and lead us to the final score, New Orleans 35, Buffalo 17.
The Bills are now 3-5, they host the 8-0 Chiefs next Sunday at 1.
4:55 - Lance Moore 15-yd pass from Drew Brees
Drive: 3 plays, 21 yds, 1:21
10:49 -Stevie Johnson 13-yd pass from Thaddeus Lewis
Drive: 8 plays, 72 yds, 4:07
4:38 - Dan Carpenter 37-yd Field Goal
Drive: 9 plays, 43 yds, 3:58
A pathetic joke, It has got to be the worst in the NFL. I think I broke a record imitating the freeze frame of the call it like Rick winner picture on this site watching that putridness. The secondary sucks period. Our losses, I put the blame totally on pass coverage. What a Joke!!! Enough said.
A Letter From Drew
Dear Barffalo Fans,
I apologize for my OUTSTANDING performance on Sunday. Who I am to invite the leagues worst defense into my house only to throw for 332 yards and 5 touchdowns. It's to bad that apparently Super Mario and Big Daddy Dareus missed their flight because they were no where to be found Sunday. So much for that sack record. Better luck next year Stupid Mario. I really appreciate the 3 fumbles that Thad Whoass provided. C'mon man hold on to that ball. What do you expect from a practice squad QB anyways Thad this cold bud light is for you. It's a shame you guys support a team and franchise that could not run a pee wee football organization. Good luck on that winning season.
The Big Easy
Make better challenges
Come on Doug...Fred scores on the next play and New Orleans would have a few inches for a first down. Secondly, can't wait for EJ to come back...Lastly Buffalo won't a break until they're a good team, e.g. Fred's score, holding onTD passes, penalty's that lead to NO first downs.
this whole thing is just ugly once again. never any improvement. between the sabres and bills just a total waste of money to go and see play
Bills and Sabres fans are funny. They honestly think each and every new season that their team is going to be competitive and has a chance at maybe making the playoffs. How many more decades of losing does it take before Buffalo fans get a clue? No wonder the politicians and economy are so bad there in WNY.......there is nothing but dummies and wishful thinking going on in that area!
out coached, out classed
Pettine: great strategy matching up DE/LB Hughes on WR's,and 5-7" CB Roby on 6-4" WR Colston. RT Pears got abused today, forcing Thaddeus & co. into tough situations.
We couldn't even compete...
All this hype about our so called 'new and improved' defense
is unjustified. If you compare it from last year, there is improvement. We went from 32nd to 25th in the league. At the turn we are 3-5 and on our way to a 6-10 record. The beat goes on.
Secondary BAD, D-line good
The Bills D-line has been putting the most pressure we have seen in years, but for some reason the defense has been torched for huge touchdowns. This is obviously a result of a poor secondary