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Mark Gaughan's Big Play: Drew Brees had time early to slice and dice

The pass rush needs to be above average to have a good chance at containing a great quarterback.

The Bills' pass rush wasn't close to average against New Orleans star Drew Brees early in Sunday's 47-10 defeat.

Obviously, the Bills' run defense was atrocious. But Brees got the blowout rolling from the passing pocket. A perfect example was the key play on the drive that gave the Saints a 14-3 lead.

New Orleans faced a third-and-13 situation from its 49. Bills safety Jordan Poyer anticipated a pass to Brandon Coleman on a 14-yard dig route and stepped in front of the receiver. But Brees had time to step up in the pocket, wait for Coleman to cross the field and hit him after a few more steps. Coleman ran down to the Buffalo 21.

Four plays later, the Saints scored on a 3-yard run. The rout was on.

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