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Third quarter analysis: Saints running all over Bills in rout

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Third quarter was more of the same for the Buffalo Bills, taking the game from bad to worse.

The New Orleans Saints scored touchdowns on all three of their possessions in the third quarter while the Bills netted 2 yards of total offense.

The Saints' third touchdown drive was the ultimate insult to Sean McDermott's defense, running down the Bills' throats on 10 consecutive plays to go from their own 6-yard line all the way into the end zone. The beatdown was steady: The gains on the drive, in chronological order, went for 11, 10, 9, 9, 15, 11, 11, 5 and 6 yards before Drew Brees completed the drive on a 7-yard scramble for the Saints' fifth rushing touchdown of the day.

Only the 1985 Colts and 1971 Cowboys ran for that many touchdowns against the Bills.

The funniest play of all on the Saints' rushing drive came from rookie Alvin Kamara, who ran off the right tackle in Bills territory, fell down, and then got back up before a Bill could touch him and gained the first down.

Interception: Tyrod Taylor threw only his third interception of the season in the quarter, but it wasn't exactly his fault. The ball bounced off Charles Clay's hands.

Hughes injured: Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes missed time in the third quarter due to a shin injury.

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