The Buffalo Bills were so thoroughly outplayed Sunday that some of the team records they invoked discussion of involve opponents that no longer exist.
The Bills gave up 298 rushing yards to the New Orleans Saints, which was the eighth most all time for the franchise and more than any Rex Ryan team ever allowed. After subtracting for kneeldowns, the Saints ended up only 22 yards shy of the record for a Bills opponent (320), set in 1962 by the Dallas Texans.
The Bills totaled 10 first downs in the game but had only a handful well into the fourth quarter. The team's record low is four, set in 1971 against the Baltimore Colts.
The Saints were also the 10th opponent in Bills history to get through a game without having to punt. That was first accomplished by the 1962 Houston Oilers and most recently by the 2010 Jaguars.
Peterman makes debut: The Bills played a meaningless fourth quarter for the second week in a row, but this one at least led to the NFL debut of Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman.
Peterman, the Bills fifth-round pick out of Pitt, completed 7 of 10 passes for 79 yards and a late touchdown to Nick O'Leary. Peterman threw for more yards than Tyrod Taylor (56), but the Saints had called off the dogs by that point.