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Allen shines for Payments, throwing 4 TDs to beat injury-ravaged Saints

NEW ORLEANS — Josh Allen handed for 260 yards and 4 touchdowns, Buffalo’s defence stifled New Orleans’ short-handed offence and the Payments rolled to a 31-6 victory Thursday night time that despatched the injury-ravaged Saints to their fourth straight loss.

Tight finish Dawson Knox caught two TD passes, giving him a franchise-best seven TDs in a single season by a good finish. His second rating gave the Payments (7-4) a 24-0 lead.

Stefon Diggs caught seven passes for 74 yards and a landing, and operating again Matt Breida turned a brief go right into a 23-yard rating.

The Saints (5-6), enjoying with out dynamic operating again Alvin Kamara for a 3rd straight recreation, had been shut out for 3 quarters. They lastly scored on Trevor Siemian’s 11-yard go to tight finish Nick Vannett on the primary play of the fourth.

Buffalo outgained New Orleans 361-190 and the Payments possessed the ball for 34:38 to the Saints’ 25:01.

The sport illustrated how restricted the Saints’ offence has change into, partially due to accidents to Kamara and star receiver Michael Thomas, who has not performed all season, and because of important modifications at quarterback.

New Orleans went 5-2 in video games began by QB Jameis Winston, who took over this season for the retired Drew Brees. However Winston went out for the season with a knee damage throughout New Orleans’ most up-to-date victory on Oct. 31 and the Saints have misplaced each recreation that Siemian has began.

Siemian was 17-of-29 passing for 163 yards, one TD and one interception. Taysom Hill, who’s coming off a foot damage, was lively as New Orleans’ backup however didn’t play.

By the way, Brees was working the sport as a broadcaster and the raucous reception he acquired from the gang when he was honoured on the sector at halftime contrasted sharply from the collective groans of frustration when one New Orleans drive after one other stalled.

Most followers had filed out of the dome by early within the fourth quarter, leaving a stable touring contingent of followers sporting Buffalo blue to shut out Thanksgiving on a celebratory observe.


The outcome might have been extra lopsided had the Saints not intercepted Allen twice — as soon as deep in New Orleans territory when defensive finish Cameron Jordan hit Allen as he threw and linebacker Kwon Alexander made a diving catch of the fluttering ball.

It was Allen’s third recreation in 4 by which he had a number of turnovers. The earlier two had been losses, however this time it solely prevented the Payments from profitable by much more.

Saints cornerback Bradley Roby had New Orleans’ first interception close to midfield within the first half.

Allen has thrown seven interceptions and misplaced a fumble in his previous 4 video games.


Payments: CB Tre’Davious White, a former LSU star enjoying in his residence state for the primary time as a professional, appeared to harm his left knee within the second quarter. He was in a position to limp off the sector on his personal, however slammed his helmet down close to the bench after which walked to the locker room with a towel over his head and didn’t return.

Saints: LB Kaden Ellis left the sport with a hamstring damage. … Rookie cornerback Paulson Adebo was helped to the sideline after a heavy collision within the fourth quarter.


Payments: Host the New England Patriots in a Monday night time showdown for first place within the AFC East on Dec. 6.

Saints: Host the Dallas Cowboys subsequent Thursday night time.




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