NEW ORLEANS, LA. - The Buffalo Bills' 35-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints was a demonstration of where the Bills want to be, and how far away they still are.
The Saints have what the Bills lack: experience and stability at coach and quarterback. Saints head coach Sean Payton and QB Drew Brees have both been with the team since 2006.
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Meanwhile, this is the first season for Bills head coach Doug Marrone and three players have seen significant action at QB so far this year.
That unfamiliarity can lead to mistakes like the ones the Bills made Sunday. They turned the ball over three times and had a few key penalties, including one that negated a CB Leodis McKelvin interception. The Saints would score two plays later.
"We're gonna have to make those plays and not have those penalties and those times for us to win football games," said Marrone.