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

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


Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA.

Final score:

Bills 31, Saints 6


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


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

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