The Saints entered Buffalo facing maybe one of the best backs they’ll see all year in LeSean McCoy. The first series of the game Buffalo marched all the way into Saints territory with a long 36 yard run from McCoy. Bills had to settle for a field goal, it was their last points until trash time. Saints offense exploded for 47 points, 32 first and had the ball for 41:23. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara both had 100+ yards on the ground, Ingram had three rushing touchdowns, Kamara had one. As a team, the Saints rushed for 300 yards and scored six rushing touchdowns. The drive that had Bills fans rushing out the exits was when the Saints marched down the field running ten consecutive run plays totaling 94 yards with Drew Brees running for six to end the drive.
The Saints young defense is getting better and better every week, they had a tough test in all the Bills weapons in Kelvin Benjamin, Jordan Matthews, LeSean McCoy and of course the escape of ability of Tyrod Taylor. Kenny Vaccaro was out of this contest but there was no drop-off, Vonn Bell has played great as his backup and replacement. Saints defense balled out last Sunday, letting up only four first downs in the first half and holding Tyrod to 56 pass yards and Shady McCoy to 49 rushing. Sheldon Rankins is a very under the radar guy, he’s quietly had a very good season, this game the stats finally broke out picking up a sack and his first career interception he almost took for six. The Saints defense is as hot as a defense can be, the stretch of offensive talent they have coming up is immense. Next week they face off against Kirk Cousins and HTTR Nation then the LA Rams that obviously will be the biggest test to date and have massive playoff implications.