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Buffalo Bills news, 10/28: Brees blows through Buffalo

The Buffalo Bills got all they could handle from Drew Brees - who, by the way, is pretty good.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Nick Mendola's Immediate Reactions |

"I’ll say it again, and it may go down as the NFL Films subtitle to the Bills 2013 season: It could’ve been a lot worse."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Saints 35 - Bills 17

Joe Buscaglia thoroughly breaks down his thoughts from the sideline and looks ahead.

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Saints big plays, turnovers cost Bills -
"As is usually the case with the Saints, Brees was the difference. Along with his five touchdown passes, Brees completed 76 percent of his passes for 332 yards."

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Chandler, Stevie central to Bills pass game -
"Even late into the fourth quarter, a dual pronged attack from two Buffalo receivers proved effective against the Saints’ defense. Stevie Johnson and Scott Chandler traded receptions in the middle of the field, working in tandem to try and help the Bills offense keep pace with New Orleans’."

Bills Roundup: Saints Pull Away For 35-17 Win - VIDEO -
"New Orleans turned 3 Buffalo turnovers into 14 points as the Saints pulled away from the Bills 35-17."

Bills Focus: Battling through Injuries - VIDEO -
"The Bills consider themselves a resilient team as they battle their way through injuries and get ready for the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs."

Inside The Bills | Marrone to change the way he challenges
"I’ve got to change the process of that. I think I’m 0-for-4. I’ve just got to change the way we do that and that’s me," Marrone said. "That’s what I mean when I say everybody has to get better. I’ve got to do a better job of changing whatever I have to do to make sure when we challenge we don’t lose those timeouts. That’s my fault period. I’m the head coach."

Inside The Bills | Stevie on his status
"Johnson’s ailment was not disclosed postgame, but it appeared he was trying for most of the game to stretch his hip flexor and upper left quad in between series on the sideline."

Inside The Bills | Goodwin has elbow injury
"Goodwin sustained a left elbow injury and did not return to the game."

Bills’ uphill climb too steep heading into good Brees - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Sooner or later, you figured there would be a day like this, a game in which circumstances would catch up to the Bills, when their youth, injuries and overall lack of depth would be their undoing against a decidedly superior opponent."

Tim Graham’s Report Card: Bills didn’t make plays to overcome Brees - Sports - The Buffalo News
Average to poor grades for the Bills. Nothing shocking.

Bills-Saints quarter by quarter - Sports - The Buffalo News
If you weren't able to see the game, it's a worthwhile read to check out the quarterly report.

Trigger-happy Saints shred Bills’ defense - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Payton, the master of pre-snap motion, out-schemed the Bills on a couple of key scoring plays. That’s what Payton does. And with Brees as his triggerman, the Saints have ranked among the top four in the NFL in passing seven straight years."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: Bills Penalties Took Away Opportunity
"I really can’t say if Buffalo would’ve won without these penalties that negated big plays, but I can say is the opportunity would’ve been there."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Game Went As Anticipated
Howard Simon: "That's pretty much how I thought it would go."

Buffalo Bills can learn from loss, but must improve - ESPN
"No matter how you slice it, the Buffalo Bills lost on Sunday. Badly."

Thad Lewis hangs tough, but can't match Drew Brees - ESPN
And the "duh" headline of the year award goes to...

Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"Stock watch: Falling: offensive line. While the Bills actually allowed as many sacks (four) as the Saints did in this game, it never seemed like Lewis was comfortable throwing in the pocket. He took some big hits after throws early in the game as the pass protection broke down."

Bills vs. Saints Final Score - Canal Street Chronicles
"After a shaky start to the game, the New Orleans Saints got things going towards the end of the first half, and dominated the Buffalo Bills from that point on."

For the Bills, a respectable loss to Saints - Olean Times Herald:
"The question is, was the 18-point loss devastating? Probably not."

Buffalo Bills Report Card: Bills secondary torched by Drew Brees - Sports - MPNnow
Not very good grades for the Bills.

Drew Brees makes it look easy as New Orleans Saints top Buffalo Bills | Toronto Sun
"The Buffalo Bills defence confused Drew Brees at times early on. Roughed him up a bit. And made him work. But that still didn’t work."

New Orleans Saints vs. Buffalo Bills: The opposing team's view |
"Quotes from the Buffalo Bills' locker room after their 35-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints:"

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Taking a look at players who could be traded by Tuesday | ProFootballTalk
Jairus Byrd is on the list.

Kolb won’t be playing this year, for anyone | ProFootballTalk
The Buffalo Bills will not be releasing Kevin Kolb and he will not be playing for anyone in 2013, says PFT.