The Bills have been run over for two straight games

The defensive and offensive lines have been thrown around all over the field

Paul Hamilton
November 12, 2017 - 6:13 pm

Photo: Mark Konezny - USA TODAY Sports


Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) - After a great 5-2 start, the Buffalo Bills have been blasted two weeks in a row by the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints, and who knows where this team is going.

Buffalo had 10 days to get ready for the Saints, and they looked like a college team against a NFL team.

Both the Jets and the Saints blew the Bills off the line of scrimmage so easily, that is was shocking. New Orleans set a team record with six rushing touchdowns and had 298 yards on 48 carries.

Mark Ingram led the way with 131 yards on 21 carries, and had three touchdowns. Alvin Kamara had 106 yards on 12 carries, and a guy that had never carried the ball, Trey Edmunds, had 48 yards on nine carries, including a 41-yard TD run.

Drew Brees wanted to be included too as he ran one in from seven-yards out. The Saints didn’t need much from Brees as he passed for 184 yards.

New Orleans ran up 482 total yards on the Bills' defense, while Buffalo managed just 198. Most of those yards came in garbage time when Nate Peterman was in.

Peterman ran two drives and was 7 of 10 for 79 yards and a touchdown. Peterman’s first NFL touchdown pass was a seven-yard completion to Nick O'Leary.

It wasn’t just the defense though, as Tyrod Taylor was horrendous. Taylor was 9 of 18 for 56 yards on the day. On Buffalo’s first drive of the game, Taylor threw a nice slant pass to his brand new wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for nine-yards.

Benjamin then ran a route to the end zone towering over a much smaller cornerback and Taylor overthrew his giant receiver by a lot.

On third down, he threw way behind Benjamin for what would’ve been a first down. Taylor never targeted Benjamin again.

Peterman found him twice for 33 yards.

LeSean McCoy opened the game with a 36-yard run, but the line got manhandled the rest of the day. McCoy ended with 49 yards overall.

In the overall scheme of things, losing to a NFC team isn’t the end of the world. Buffalo had been undefeated in four home games, but the Saints could be the NFL’s best team with seven straight wins.

I have to admit, I’m embarrassed. All week long, I had a really good feeling about this game and thought the Bills would play well at home and win.

Now, they must hit the road for two key AFC matchups in Los Angeles against the Chargers and against the Kansas City Chiefs.

This is the first time Sean McDermott and his staff has faced adversity. As I said after the last two wins, McDermott had convinced his team to play above their talent level. The last two weeks, it’s been more of what I expected when the season started, although I didn’t expect them to be as bad as they were against the Saints.

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