Louisiana flooding: Our coverage
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE

Saints beat Bills, still push for more improvement

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

You would think the Saints would be happy with a 35-17 win over Buffalo Sunday.

Drew Brees threw 5 touchdown passes, two to tight end Jimmy Graham and 2 to rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills, But, Brees and head coach Sean Payton expressed concern over sloppy play.

The Saints had 8 penalties, including a pair of roughing the passer calls against cornerback Corey White. And, Brees was flagged for a pair of false start penalties.

“That’s not good enough,” said Brees. “We have a high standard.”

Brees threw five touchdown passes in a game for the first time since January 1st, 2012.

His 69 yard touchdown pass to Stills gave the Saints a 14-10 lead in the second quarter. Brees threw a 15 yard touchdown pass to Graham in the second quarter, and a 13 yard touchdown pass to Graham in the third.

The Saints are 6-1, and only one win shy than last season’s win total.

“We have a lot of things to clean up,” said head coach Sean Payton.

The Saints play the Jets in New Jersey Sunday.