NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Josh Allen completed passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns, Buffalo’s defense smothered New Orleans’ decimated offense and the Bills handed the Saints their fourth loss in a row by crushing them 31-6.
Tight end Dawson Knox caught two touchdown passes, adding up to seven touchdowns in a single season for a franchise-best tight end. His second touchdown gave the Bills (7-4) a 24-0 lead.
Steffon Diggs caught seven passes for 74 yards and a touchdown, and running back Matt Breida received a short pass and scored after a 23-yard rush.
The Saints, who played without their dynamic running back Alvin Kamara for the third straight game, were shut out for three periods. They finally scored on an 11-yard pass from Trevor Siemian to tight end Nick Vannett on the first play of the fourth period.
In the game, it was possible to appreciate how limited the New Orleans offense has become, in part due to injuries to Kamara and star wide receiver Michael Thomas, who has not played all season, and also due to significant quarterback changes.