Buffalo Bills report card from 31-6 victory over the New Orleans Saints

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Josh Allen played a nearly perfect game of football completing 23 of 28 for 260 passing yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. The coaching staff also got back to calling some more run plays for Allen, particularly early, which seemed to help him get in a rhythm. He would finish with eight rushing attempts, which was one short of his total over the prior three games, for 43 yards.

The only negative and this should be a concern for the coaching staff, is that Allen had two interceptions. While one could be dismissed as his arm was hit as he was throwing it, this is something that the Bills’ quarterback needs to improve, particularly with the New England Patriots up next.

Grade: A

Running Backs

The Buffalo Bills made some changes this week by making Zack Moss a healthy scratch and expanding Matt Breida’s role. While Breida did see more opportunities with nine rushing attempts, two receptions, 55 yards from scrimmage, and one touchdown, Devin Singletary was used more as the featured running back.

For the first time since Week 5, the Bills had a running back get double-digit carries and Singletary would finish the game with 15 rushing attempts for 44 yards with one reception for two yards. While these aren’t necessarily eye-popping stats, Singletary seemed to be running harder and was much more effective at least making the defense account for the run.

Grade: B