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.