Remember how bad the Bills' run defense was in some of the games that got Rex Ryan fired last season?
The Bills gave up more rushing yards Sunday than in any of those games.
The Bills allowed the Saints to gain 298 rushing yards, which was the eighth-most for an opponent in franchise history. The Saints ran for an even 300 yards before backup quarterback Chase Daniel kneeled down in victory formation to run out the clock on their 47-10 victory.
Rex Ryan's Bills had some bad games, but they never allowed 298 rushing yards. Here are his team's worst games:
• Dec. 24, 2016: 261 yards allowed to the Dolphins.
• Oct. 23, 2016: 256 yards allowed to the Dolphins.
• Dec. 12, 2016: 240 yards allowed to the Steelers.
All three of those games (in)famously featured a 200-yard individual rusher, including a 236-yard game from Le'Veon Bell, which set the all-time record for an individual Bills opponent. The Saints didn't have that Sunday, but they did have two separate 100-yard rushers in Mark Ingram (131) and Alvin Kamara (106), which the Bills hadn't given up since a 2012 blowout against the Patriots.
The Bills also gave up six rushing touchdowns, which was a franchise record; only twice in NFL history has a team allowed more. The Bills' 32 first downs given up were two shy of the franchise record. It was their worst home loss since 2007.