The Buffalo Bills were outplayed in all aspects of the game on Sunday. The New Orleans Saints ran the ball up and down the field throughout. The Bills couldn’t even force one punt during the disheartening performance.
Some stats that were brought up during the loss were very eyeopening for a team that thought they were locks for the playoffs two weeks ago. The most convincing stat was Buffalo’s team record six rushing touchdowns allowed. The previous team high was five rushing touchdowns allowed, first set in 1971 and repeated in 1985. Here is some perspective:
The @Saints now have 6 rushing touchdowns, a new franchise record— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 12, 2017
The last team to have 6+ rushing TD in a game was the the Patriots in the 2013 Divisional Round (6 vs IND)
Last team with 6+ rush TD in a regular season game was Chiefs in 2004 (8 vs ATL)
To make matters worse, the Saints didn’t punt in the game leading to an even more historic stat:
“Per ESPN Stats & Info, the Saints against Buffalo became the first NFL team since 1941 with six rushing touchdowns and zero punts in a game,” Mike Rodak of ESPN tweeted on Sunday.
The Saints’ 298 rushing yards was the 8th-most given up in franchise history and the Saints did it at 6.21 yards per attempt (tied for 14th-worst in team history).
Well, I mean it can only go up from here. Right?