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

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Special Teams

The Bills made a switch at returner by activating and starting rookie Marquez Stevenson against the Saints while making Isaiah McKenzie a healthy scratch. The rookie did almost have one disastrous play when he dropped a punt but was able to quickly recover.

Aside from that one, Stevenson looked pretty good and showed some really good burst. He finished with an average of 9.8 yards per punt on five punts, which is a yard higher than Isaiah McKenzie’s season average.

Grade: A

Buffalo Bills Team Grade for Week 12

There will be some that will be quick to dismiss this win for the Buffalo Bills with the New Orleans Saints dealing with as many injuries as they were. There is no question that this was not the old New Orleans Saints that were competing annually for the top spot in the NFC.

However, it wasn’t so much the fact the Bills won but how they won. They controlled this game from start to finish and played great football in all three phases, leaving no question about who was the better team.

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The challenge for this team now is can they start to stack wins and stop this roller coaster stretch of a great performance followed by a letdown. They are set to play the New England Patriots next week in a pivotal game for the top spot in the AFC East and will need a performance similar to the one they had on Thanksgiving.

Grade: A