Time for another Bills recap folks. The Bills today played the vaunted New Orleans Saints, and their superstar offense. The Bills coming off a big win against the Miami Dolphins, and they were looking to do some damage against a very good team. But as it turns out, they barely managed much at all, and Drew Brees had a field day on them.
Things started out rough for both teams, as the Buffalo Bills started out with a fumble, then a missed field goal, and then another fumble, both coming from quarterback Thad Lewis. The Saints didn’t have any turnover struggles, but they also missed a field goal, before turning things on to another level, scoring on a touchdown throw from Brees to Lance Moore. The Bills ended the quarter with a whimper, settling for a punt after the Saints score. The second quarter is when the scoring really started, beginning with a Saints missed field goal, which turned into a touchdown throw from Lewis to Stevie Johnson. After a Saints punt, the Bills scored again on a Dan Carpenter field goal, but that was about it for the rest of the day, as the Saints scored a touchdown on two straight drives, first a 69 yard pass to Stills from Brees, then a 15 yard pass to tight end Jimmy Graham. The Bills ended the quarter on two straight punts, heading into halftime down 21-10.
Nothing much happened in the third quarter, but the New Orleans Saints once again scored a touchdown, again from Brees to Graham, totalling Brees fourth touchdown of the day. The Bills touched the ball only once in the third quarter, giving them almost no chance to close the gap. Fred Jackson scored a touchdown to start the fourth quarter, closing the gap to 28-17, but that was all the Bills could muster. Thad Lewis threw his first interception of the game the very next Bills drive, and the Saints capitalized with another touchdown throw, from Brees to Kenny Stills once more, to put this thing to bed. Bills turned it over on downs afterwards, and the Saints ran out the clock, ending the game 35-17. The Bills drop this game, and drop to 3-5 on the season, behind the Miami Dolphins who also lost, and are now at 3-4. The AFC East is still an open division, to whoever wants to step up behind the Patriots.