(NEW ORLEANS) — Drew Brees threw five touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints defense forced three turnovers, as the Saints stomped the Buffalo Bills 35-17 Sunday.
Buffalo took a 10-7 lead when Dan Carpenter connected on a 37-yard field goal with 4:37 remaining in the first half. But Brees proceeded to lead the Saints on back-to-back scoring drives, throwing touchdowns to Kenny Stills and Jimmy Graham to go into halftime with a 21-10 lead.
“It really changed the momentum,” Brees said of the two scoring drives before the half. “It was 10-7 and we hit the big play to Kenny Stills. Our defense does a great job of stopping them, which allowed us for a two-minute opportunity. We score and then don’t give them any time to respond. We get the ball the first drive of the second half. We really possess the ball three times while they really only have it once. We came away with two touchdowns out of that. That was a big momentum shift.”
One the Bills (3-5) could not recover from.
Ten different Saints had a catch in the game, as Brees completed 26 of 34 for 332 yards and five touchdowns.
New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham had two touchdown grabs after not practicing most of the week with a left foot injury.
The Saints (6-1) will be in New Jersey next Sunday to take on the New York Jets.
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