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The New Orleans Saints dropped by New Era Field on Sunday to slap around the Buffalo Bills. The Saints handed their hosts one of the mousiest defeats in NFL history, stunned Bills fans with unchecked dominance and even drank their beer. We should have known how much New Orleans would feel at home 8:42 after the opening kickoff. Mark Ingram scored his first touchdown,…

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It's hard to believe the New Orleans Saints scored six touchdowns Sunday and didn't need a single scoring pass from quarterback Drew Brees. Yet Brees still made a few key plays that got the Saints' 47-10 rout rolling against the Buffalo Bills. Two pass plays top a run-oriented review of Ten Plays That Shaped the Game: 1. Second-window throw. The Bills trailed just 7-…

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With temperatures in the low 20s, Bills coach Sean McDermott had his players in New Era Field for Friday's practice. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams joked about the fact there were significantly fewer members of the media on hand than he saw for other sessions this week. Although McDermott likes to have his team practice in the stadium on the Friday before a home game…

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According to Pro Football Focus' rankings, Tyrod Taylor and Drew Brees make up the best quarterback battle of Week 10, and their work on third down is part of the reason why they're viewed so highly by PFF. Taylor's 98.8 passer rating on third down is the eighth-best passer rating in football among quarterbacks who've attempted at least 20 passes on third down. Brees i…

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Buffalo Bills safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer know they will be in dangerous cross hairs Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees is one of the greatest manipulators of safeties ever to play quarterback. "He's skilled at what he does, and throwing off DBs is just one of the many skills that he has," Hyde said. "He uses his vision to hold the safety in t…

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During the Drew Brees era, the New Orleans Saints have famously been outstanding at home inside the Superdome. And playing in the NFC South, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers, Brees is essentially guaranteed six road games in nice weather. At time of publication, the Weather.com forecast for Orchard Park this Sunday is a high of 43, lo…

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The Pro Football Focus team has updated its quarterback rankings, and the two signal-callers facing each other on Sunday at New Era Field both made the top 10. Drew Brees came in at No. 3, while Tyrod Taylor was No. 7. By the PFF rankings, it's the "best" signal-caller matchup in Week Ten. Here's the write up for Brees: The stat sheet looks great as Brees went 22…

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The Buffalo Bills ball-hawking defense didn't create any turnovers in last Thursday's loss to the New York Jets. The only other time the Bills recorded zero takeaways was their Week 2 defeat to the Carolina Panthers. Sunday's matchup also will be difficult. The surging New Orleans Saints come to New Era Field, where the Bills hope to solve passing mastermind Drew Bre…

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The Saints' pass offense has been ranked in the top four in the NFL 11 straight years. One of its many strengths is beating zone coverage with three-level stretch plays in which quarterback Drew Brees has options deep, middle and underneath. This was a 21-yard pass Brees hit on Sean McDermott's Carolina defense in a 41-38 win over the Panthers last season. The recei…

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The New Orleans Saints finally look like they have solved their defensive problems. Offense never is a worry in New Orleans. The Saints have ranked in the top six in the NFL in yardage all 11 years quarterback Drew Brees and coach Sean Payton have been together, and they've been No. 1 six of those seasons. The defense has been ranked in the bottom five in points allo…

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As a rookie head coach for the New York Jets, while his dazed city and a nation recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Herm Edwards would stand at the 50-yard line for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and remember his late father. Master Sgt. Herm Edwards Sr. spent 27 years in the Army, fought in World War II and the Korean War and raised his children for a whi…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Imagine all those football dreamers who grew up in the system, from Pop Warner through high school and into college stadiums, to maybe get a shot at the NFL. All those snaps and whistles and twisted joints and bruises from cracking pads and chasing, chasing, chasing. What must they think when they look at Chris Manhertz? He participated in an N…

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You could say Sunday's game meant nothing, and, in the grand scheme, that's true. The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets had been eliminated from postseason scenarios. Two scuzzy clubs mopping up the year. Big whoop. But the game did mean something. The game was a chance to give dispirited Bills fans a glimpse toward 2017, to provide hope, to let them exhale with some r…

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While it must bolster Jim Kelly's ego to know he has been irreplaceable for 20 years, he'd rather watch another quarterback take his Buffalo Bills back to the playoffs. Snow falling on a frigid January afternoon, a miserable opponent and Bills fans going bonkers for their boys ... That's what Kelly and Super Bowl teammates Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Steve Tasker…

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The epicenter of a national phenomenon is located on 900 square feet in the Walden Galleria. On the second floor, between Abercrombie & Fitch and Perfumania, where a frozen yogurt shop used to be, is a molten nexus of sports, pop culture, sneakers and art. Fabes Sole High was founded for the serious sneaker customer, folks who desire the hottest brands, who colle…