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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The New Orleans Saints went on the road to Buffalo New York and hammered the Bills in their own house. The Saints rushed for 6 rushing touchdowns to torch the Bills’ run defense. You have to wonder after a performance like this if Buffalo is going to miss Marcell Dareus the rest of the year? The Bills traded one of their top defensive lineman (Dareus) away and it clearly showed against New Orleans. Mark Ingram was especially effective in this match up rushing for 131 yards and 3 touchdowns. Alvin Kamara was also extremely good for Sean Payton’s team he ended the game with 106 yards and 1 rushing touchdown. Drew Brees had a mediocre day at the office for his own standards. Brees threw for 184 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. However the Saints veteran quarterback did manage to rush for a 7 yard touchdown run. Michael Thomas played at a high level too he caught 9 receptions for 117 yards. Overall though it was all about the Saints ability to run the football in this dominant victory. New Orleans was actually very tough on the defensive side of the ball as well. Not only did they hold the Bills offensive to 10 points, the Saints were also able to hold all of Buffalo’s skill players to under 100 yards individually. Marshon Lattimore was at the forefront of the Saints big defensive showing he finished the contest with a team high 5 tackles. Sheldon Rankins made some noteworthy plays too he had 2 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception. As far as the Bills go Nathan Peterman threw for 79 yards and 1 touchdown pass. While Lesean McCoy rushed for 49 yards on the ground. Kelvin Benjamin hauled in 42 receiving yards but collectively there wasn’t much going on for Sean McDermott’s football team. Jordan Poyer led the the Bills with 10 tackles defensively. Micah Hyde contributed 8 tackles in a losing effort also. New Orleans is rolling right now at 7-2 and should be a playoff team as long as they don’t stumble the rest of the season. It’s been a lot of fun to watch Brees and company dismantle just about everyone they go up against.
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