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Bills-Saints Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-10-24 11:50

BUFFALO (3-4) at NEW ORLEANS (5-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Saints by 12 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 5-2, New Orleans 4-2

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 5-4

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Bills 27-7, Sept. 27, 2009

LAST WEEK - Bills beat Dolphins 23-21; Saints had bye

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 18, Saints No. 4

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (5), PASS (30)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (28), PASS (21)

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (22), PASS (2)

SAINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (22), PASS (9)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - First-year Bills coach Doug Marrone was Saints offensive line coach and offensive coordinator from 2006-08, Sean Payton's first three seasons as Saints head coach. ... QB Thad Lewis has made two career starts in which Buffalo is 1-1 and Lewis has completed 40 of 64 passes (62.5 percent) for 418 yards with two TDs passing and one INT. Lewis also has TD rushing. ... Bills average 140.4 yards rushing per game, best in AFC. ... RB Fred Jackson has four TDs rushing in his past five games. ... Buffalo's 12 INTs lead NFL. ... DE Mario Williams has 10 sacks through first seven games and needs four more sacks to tie career best of 14 in 2007. ... Saints have not hosted Buffalo in Superdome since 1998, 45-33 Bills victory. Saints' last home game vs. Bills was in San Antonio in 2005 because of Hurricane Katrina. ... Saints QB Drew Brees has completed 66.2 percent of passes for 1,958 yards, 14 TDs this season. ... Since 2011, Brees is 15-4 at home, completing 497 of 735 (67.6 pct.) for 6,192 yards with 64 TDs. ... RB Darren Sproles is Saints' second-leading receiver with 32 catches for 366 yards. ... Three Saints players had first career TD in previous game at New England: RBs Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet, and WR Kenny Stills. ... DE Cameron Jordan, nursing ankle injury, has five sacks in his past five games. ... Kenny Vaccaro is one of two rookie safeties in NFL with both sack and INT.

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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

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