The story of the Saints’ 47-10 victory on Sunday could possibly be instructed by one drive late within the third quarter.
The Saints went 87 yards on 9 straight runs by Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara because the Bills protection wilted within the face of the New Orleans speeding badault. Those runs left the Saints seven yards away from the tip zone and so they truly referred to as a go, however Drew Brees naturally determined it will be simpler to only run the ball into the tip zone.
That rating made it 37-Three Saints and so they’d tack on a Wil Lutz discipline purpose after a 14-play drive within the fourth quarter. New Orleans referred to as runs on 13 of these performs because the Bills continued to current a forgiving defensive entrance and the theme continued when Trey Edmunds put the Saints over the 300-yard mark on the bottom — taking a knee on the finish dropped them to 298 for the day — with a 41-yard landing run that made it 47-Three with three minutes left to play.
Ingram ended the day with 21 carries for 131 yards and three touchdowns whereas Kamara ran 12 occasions 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 identical recreation for the primary time in franchise historical past. All of that added as much as a seventh-straight win for a Saints staff that appears as balanced as any within the league initially of the second half of the season.
The Bills, in the meantime, managed 198 yards as a staff and picked up 10 first downs to 32 for New Orleans. They went to rookie Nathan Peterman late, though it gave the impression to be a rubbish time name fairly than a choice to take a seat down Tyrod Taylor. Such a choice could be greater than defensible after Taylor went 9-of-18 for 56 yards and an interception, however coach Sean McDermott didn’t pull the set off on a change till the sport was completely out of attain.
He’ll possible be requested a couple of change transferring ahead, though there’s solely a lot Taylor, Peterman or any quarterback can do if their protection stays allergic to stopping operating backs. Finding a remedy could be useful in avoiding a three-game shedding streak with Melvin Gordon and the Chargers on deck.