GAMEDAY: Saints lead Bills 14 to 3 in the 2nd

November 12, 2017

The Buffalo Bills take on the New Orleans Saints today, in the only matchup between teams above .500 in the NFL. New Orleans is riding a league high 6-game win streak into Buffalo. The Bills are 4-0 on the year at home. Somthing's got to give. 

Coming into the game, Charles Clay, E.J. Gaines, and Seantrel Henderson were all listed as questionable. Here are the official inactives for the game. 

Today’s Bills inactives. #NOvsBUF

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Tyrod Taylor will have lots of options to throw the ball to. Clay's return, and Kelvin Benjamin's debut, gives Taylor his best receiving group of the season. 

For the Saints, they are without starting safety Kenny Vaccaro. A big part of their secondary, that has been much improved from past seasons. 

On only the second play of the game, Kelvin Benjamin got into the action. Tyrod Taylor threw to Kelvin Benjamin, who had Marshon Lattimore draped all over him for a 9 yard gain. The Bills continued the drive with great play calls on a LeSean McCoy pitch, and Taylor QB draw to get into the red zone. Two throws to Kelvin Benjamin went incomplete, and the Bills had to settle for a Steven Hauschka field goal. 

The Saints responded immediatley. Marching down the field, and finishing with a Mark Ingram touchdown. The Saints converted a 4th and 1 on the drive. Ingram was lined up at fullback, and took the carry for 25 yards. 

The Saints were closing in on taking a 14-3 lead late in the 1st. In the red zone, tight end Josh Hill fumbled, and Kyle Williams jumped on the ball. 

1st Quarter:

  • 3-0 Bills (11:02) - Steven Hauschka 36-yard field goal is good. 
    • Drive info: 9 plays, 57 yards (4:02)
  • 7-3 Saints (6:26) - Mark Ingram 1-yard rushing touchdown. Wil Lutz extra point is good. 
    • Drive info: 8 plays, 74 yards (4:32)


2nd Quarter: 

  • 14-3 Saints (9:03) - Mark Ingram 2-yard touchdown run. Wil Lutz extra point is good. 
    • Drive info: 8 plays, 48 yards (4:47)



Buffalo Bills:

Tyrod Taylor: 2 for 6, 13 yards

New Oreleans Saints:

Drew Brees: 7 for 10, 38 yards


Buffalo Bills:

LeSean McCoy: 5 carries, 48 yards

Tyrod Taylor: 1 carry, 13 yards 

Mike Tolbert: 1 carry, -3 yards

New Orleans Saints:

Mark Ingram: 6 carries, 51 yards, TD

Alvin Kamara: 1 carry, 9 yards


Buffalo Bills:

Kelvin Benjamin: 1 catch, 9 yards

LeSean McCoy: 1 catch 4 yards

Jordan Matthews:

Charles Clay:

Andre Holmes:

Deonte Thompson:

New Orleans Saints:

Michael Thomas: 1 catch, 13 yards

Ted Ginn: 1 catch, 3 yards

Colby Fleener:

Alvin Kamara: 1 catch, 6 yards

Mark Ingram:



Buffalo Bills:

Kyle Williams: Fumble recovery

Preston Brown: 

Jordan Poyer: 

Ramon Humber:


New Orleans Saints:


Total Yards:

Bills: 73
Saints: 98

Passing Yards:

Bills: 19
Saints: 40

Rushing Yards:

Bills: 54
Saints: 60

First Downs:

Bills: 2
Saints: 8


Bills: 4 for 31 yards
Saints: 0 for 0 yards

Time of Possession:

Bills: 7:00
Saints: 8:00