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Buffalo Bills play of the game against the New Orleans Saints: securing a takeaway

Despite an incredibly sound thrashing at the hands of the New Orleans Saints, the Bills made a few good plays

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There’ll be plenty of ink and keystrokes dedicated to what went wrong for the Buffalo Bills in their game against thew New Orleans Saints, but for those of you searching for a glimmer in the darkness, we bring you the highlight of the game!

Runner Up

Kelvin Benjamin’s first catch as a member of the Buffalo Bills left the team with 3rd and 1 at their own 34 yard line after a 9-yard gain. It set the stage for the runner up this week.

As Patrick Dimarco crashed inside on the fake, LeSean McCoy caught the quick lateral from Tyrod Taylor, headed outside, and only needed to make one man miss to hit the crease for a big gain. Some heads-up blocking turned this into a footrace between McCoy and Rafael Bush. Despite Bush eventually making the tackle, McCoy’s 36-yard gain was his longest of the day and put the Bills in range for a Stephen Hauschka field goal.

Play of the Game

The Bills’ sole takeaway against the Saints had a number of things go right and is the play of the game.

Set up at the Bills 9-yard line, New Orleans elected to pass on 2nd and 5. Shaq Lawson came off the edge with early pressure resulting in a quick pass from Drew Brees to Josh Hill. Lawson reacted well to the play and was in good position to block the pass.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Ramon Humber stopped Hill two yards behind the line of scrimmage and showed why the turnover streak wasn’t all a fluke. Humber stood him up and kept working, eventually forcing a fumble.

Several Bills showed good awareness and pounced at the ball. Lawson turned back to the ball quickly and had a chance at it, with Kyle Williams finally falling on it to prevent the New Orleans score.