Steamrolled By The Saints

Bills Allow Six Rushing TD's In 47-10 Loss

Neil McManus
November 12, 2017 - 4:44 pm

Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills had ten days to shake off an embarrassing loss on national television, apparently they needed more time. The Bills defense was steamrolled Sunday by the New Orleans Saints 47-10 at New Era Field

The Bills began the game with a drive that saw recently acquired wide-out Kelvin Benjamin catch his first pass and was capped by a Steven Haushka field goal. That would be the only points the Bills would get until the late stages of the final quarter.

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The Saints got right to work on the Bills defense by running early and often. After all was said and done the Saints piled up 298 yards on the ground including 100 each from running backs, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Ingram had three rushing scores, one for Kamara, quarterback Drew Brees rushed for one as did rookie Trey Edmunds who added insult to injury with a late 41 yard scoring run. The only thing the Bills defense did not allow was a touchdown pass by Brees who finished the game with under 200 yards passing.

The Buffalo offense looked no better. After their first drive of the game, quarterback Tyrod Taylor managed just 56 yards on nine of 18 passes including one interception. Taylor was relieved by rookie, Nathan Peterman in the fourth quarter and Peterman was able to guide the team to the end zone against a relaxed Saints’ defense when he found Nick O’Leary for a seven yard scoring pass. Peterman finished the day going seven of nine for 79 yards. Running back LeSean McCoy could not get into a rhythm as he finished the day with 49 yards on the ground and added three catches for 11 yards.

The earlier noted Benjamin finished the day catching three balls for 42 yards with two of the three coming with Peterman at quarterback.

The Bills who started 5-2 are now 5-4 with a trip to meet the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday.

Taylor finished 9 of 19 for 56 yards and an interception. LeSean MCcoy was bottled up in finishing with 49 yards rushing and another 11 receiving.

As for the Bills defense, it followed up a poor-tackling effort in allowing 194 yards rushing and three touchdowns rushing in a 34-21 loss at the New York Jets on Nov. 2.

Buffalo allowed a season-worst 482 yards.


Saints: Backup running back Daniel Lasco had feelings in his extremities after sustaining a spine injury while tackling Buffalo's Brandon Tate on a kickoff return six minutes into the second quarter.

Lasco moved his leg and briefly raised his arm as he was loaded into an ambulance and transported to a Buffalo-area hospital.

Bills: DE Jerry Hughes did not return after hurting his shin late in the second quarter.


Bills: Play next two on road starting at Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 19.

AUDIO:  Hear Coach Sean McDermott's postgame comments below.

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