New Orleans, LA - The New Orleans Saints improved to 6-1 on the season with their 35-17 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon. Buffalo’s defense was unable to stop Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense all game, and allowed Brees to throw five touchdowns on the day. With the loss, the Bills fell to 3-5 on the season and fell even farther behind in the AFC East division race.
Thaddeus Lewis led the way for the Bills with 234 yards through the air along with a touchdown, but he also threw an interception. Lewis has done a solid job filling in for rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel who went down with an injury a few weeks back. Fred Jackson led the Bills in rushing once again with 45 yards on 15 carries, and also scored a touchdown. Stevie Johnson and Scott Chandler both record seven catches for 72 yards, while Johnson also caught a touchdown pass.
Drew Brees powered the Saints’ offense with five touchdowns threw the air and also passed for a total of 332 yards. He has been playing great football all year long, but this week was impressive due to the fact that Jimmy Graham was out a good amount resting an injury. Pierre Thomas totaled 65 yards on 14 carries to lead New Orleans in rushing. Kenny Stills had a huge game through the air with three catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns, while Jimmy Graham caught three passes for 37 yards and two touchdowns despite limited playing time.
Overall, the New Orleans Saints once again showcased one of the most powerful offenses in the NFL. Their defense is improved from the last couple years and there is no doubt that they are competitors in the NFC. Buffalo suffered a huge blow when Manuel went down, and they don’t appear to be heading towards the playoffs this year.
Evan Massey is an Editor for Pro Sports Extra. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.