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Bills 31, Saints 6 | Game recap, highlights & photos

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Ed Oliver (91) Buffalo Bills vs New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome, November 25, 2021. Photo by Bill Wippert

Location:

Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA.

Final score:

Bills 31, Saints 6

Records:

Bills (7-4), Saints (5-6)

Next opponent:

Bills vs. New England Patriots on Monday Night Football on ESPN, Dec. 6

For the full box score from today's game, click >> Link

Here's a list of notable team notes from tonight's game …

  • Bills are now 7-4 and tied with the Patriots (7-4) for first place in the AFC East (Patriots host Tennessee on Sunday)
  • Bills won their first game against the Saints since Dec. 27, 1998 (45-33) and ended a five-game losing streak to the franchise.
  • Bills have won consecutive games on Thanksgiving (Nov. 28, 2019, Bills 26, Cowboys 15), Buffalo is now 5-4-1 on Thanksgiving.
  • Sean McDermott coached in his 75th career game with the Bills – the third-most games in team history (Marv Levy – 182, Lou Saban – 117). McDermott has a 45-30 record in his career.
  • Bills handed the Saints their first loss on Thanksgiving (Saints are now 3-1 on the holiday)
  • It's also the first loss for Sean Payton on a major holiday – now 6-1 on Thanksgiving (3-1), Halloween (2-0) and Christmas (1-0)
  • Sean Payton also suffered his first loss against Buffalo and is now 3-1 against the Bills.
  • Bills produced 300+ yards for the 21st consecutive game – the longest active streak in the NFL
  • The Bills remain the only team to not allow a 100-yard receiver all season (11 games)

Notable player notes ...

  • Dawson Knox has set the single season team record for touchdowns by a tight end with seven touchdown receptions passing Pete Metzelaars in 1992, Jay Riemersma – 1998, and Scott Chandler in 2011 & 2012 (6).
  • Josh Allen now has 3,000+ passing yards in his third consecutive season – the third Bills quarterback to achieve this feat (Jim Kelly – 1991-95 and Ryan Fitzpatrick – 2010-2012).
  • Allen now has 25 touchdowns in the first 11 games of a season - tying a team record held by Jim Kelly (1991)
  • Ed Oliver recorded his first sack of the season
  • Jordan Poyer produced his 20th career interception and 5th of the 2021 season

Injuries

  • Tre'Davious White (knee) - Out
  • Cody Ford (arm) - Returned to the game

Scroll to see the best photos from the Bills' game against the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving.

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