NFL Football

Saints-Bills Capsule

By The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (6-2) at BUFFALO (5-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Saints by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 5-3, Buffalo 5-2-1

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead series 6-4

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Bills 35-17, Oct. 27, 2013

LAST WEEK - Saints beat Buccaneers 30-10; Bills lost to Jets 34-21

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 6, Bills No. 13

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (7), PASS (4)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (19), PASS (12)

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (11), PASS (30)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (8), PASS (26)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Saints have won four straight against Bills since 45-33 loss at New Orleans on Dec. 27, 1998, and have won three straight at Orchard Park, New York, since 27-21 loss on Oct. 30, 1983. ... Saints' six-game winning streak matches sixth longest in team history, and best since eight-game run to close 2011 season. Chance to open season 7-2 or better for seventh time and first since 7-2 start in 2013. ... Sean Payton became 41st coach to win 100 regular-season games. ... QB Drew Brees has NFL-leading 108 career games with 300 yards passing since rookie season in 2001. Bills have 19 over same span. ... Rookie RB Alvin Kamara had season-best 152 yards from scrimmage (68 rushing, 84 receiving) and two TDs against Bucs. ... DE Cameron Jordan had 1 1/2 sacks against Tampa Bay to up team-leading total to seven. Saints' 23 sacks are seven short of matching last year's total. ... Bills haven't opened 6-3 or better since 1999, last time team made playoffs. ... First-year coach Sean McDermott spent previous six seasons as Panthers defensive coordinator, during which Carolina had 7-5 record against NFC South rival Saints. ... Bills are 4-0 at home, joining Philadelphia (5-0) as two remaining NFL teams without home loss. ... WR Kelvin Benjamin set to make Bills debut after being acquired in trade with Carolina on Oct. 31. He has 17 catches for 192 yards and touchdown in five career games against Saints, including two catches for 8 yards in September before leaving game with left knee injury. ... QB Tyrod Taylor had 285 yards passing and two TDs, and 35 yards rushing and TD against Jets. ... Offense averaging 361 yards in four home games versus 246 in four road games. ... Defense has 11 takeaways (four fumbles, seven interceptions) at home versus six (two fumbles, four interceptions) on road. ... Fantasy Tip: Bills TE Charles Clay expected to return after missing three games with knee injury, and was Taylor's favorite target (20 catches, 258 yards, two TDs) through first four-plus games.

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Updated November 9, 2017

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