When the New Orleans Saints last took the field, they saw their undefeated season taken away in the last seconds. It was then time for a bye week to recuperate and hopefully get back on the winning track. On Oct. 27, 2013, the Saints had the opportunity to do that as the Buffalo Bills came to town with hopes of beating one of the elite teams in the entire NFL.
The Bills weren't able to do that though as the Saints defeated them 35-17 thanks to some good defense and an explosive offense.
Quarterback Drew Brees had another 300+ passing game and rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills had his coming out game as he caught two huge touchdown passes.
The Saints did look rusty at the start of the game, but things finally picked up a little once Brees found Lance Moore for a 15-yard touchdown. That led the Saints to a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Bills controlled the second quarter as they went up 10-7 thanks to a Stevie Johnson touchdown reception from Thad Lewis and a Dan Carpenter field goal. Well, they controlled all but the last four minutes.
Brees found rookie Kenny Stills for a 69-yard touchdown and then found tight end Jimmy Graham for a 15-yard touchdown just minutes later. The third quarter didn't see much from either team, but Graham got another touchdown reception from Brees as the Saints led 28-10 after three.
In the fourth quarter, Fred Jackson of the Bills scored on a one-yard touchdown run, but Buffalo got some help. Saints defensive back Corey White was called for two roughing the passer penalties that kept the drive alive.
As the Saints tried to run out some clock on the next drive, they had a third and 20 and it seemed probable that the Bills would get the ball back. Brees scrambled and then threw it to the end zone as Stills caught another long touchdown for his second on the day.
After that, the Saints' defense held on and the offense was able to run out the clock.
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