Bust the process.
Mark Ingram rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns, Alvin Kamara had 106 rushing yards and a score in the New Orleans Saints' 47-10 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills.
The Saints had 298 rushing yards against the Bills. All of the team's six touchdowns were scored on the ground.
The Bills offense, like the defense, struggled. The Bills only had 198 total yards against the Saints. The Saints' time of possession was 41:23. The Bills only had the ball for 18:37 and registered 10 first downs.
With the loss, the Bills fall to 5-4. The Saints improve to 7-2.
Here is the Buffalo Bills Week 10 report card:
GRADING THE UNITS
Quarterbacks - F
For those who argue that Tyrod Taylor isn't the answer at quarterback, this is a game that helps make that case. Taylor didn't stretch the field and settled for checkdowns too often. The throws over the middle to Mike Tolbert on third and long were painful to watch. He hasn't played this poorly in awhile. This was a game that makes you question whether he's the long-term answer at quarterback.
Running backs - F
LeSean McCoy had a promising start with a 36-yard run. However, he wasn't much of a factor after that play. The Bills' reliance on Mike Tolbert as the backup to McCoy continues to be a bizarre decision. Tolbert was stuffed on a third-and-one play and caught two worthless passes over the middle on checkdowns by Taylor. Why is he in the game on passing downs? It's a bad personnel decision to continue to put him in the game.
Receivers - F
Kelvin Benjamin was targeted three times on the first drive. After that? It would have been easy to forget that the Bills traded for him. That's not on Benjamin. That's more of a product of Taylor's play and the strength of the Saints defense. The rest of the Bills' receiving corps wasn't a factor either.
Offensive line - F
The offensive line had its best moment on McCoy's 36-yard run. It was all downhill after that play, though. The line has played poorly throughout the season. This was just another example of that.
Defensive line - F
It was bad enough when the Bills gave up 194 rushing yards against the Jets. How did the team respond to that poor effort? They allowed 298 rushing yards to the Saints. An embarrassing performance. The defensive line was a giant piece of Swiss cheese. Where was Kyle Williams? Where was Shaq Lawson? Jerry Hughes? Jerel Worthy? The Saints ran through the defensive line with ease.
Linebackers - F
Speaking of Swiss cheese, the Bills' linebackers weren't any better. If the opposing team gets to the next level, you would hope the linebackers could make the necessary stops. Not this team. Whether it was Mark Ingram or Alvin Kamara, the Saints carved up the Bills defense. The linebackers didn't do a thing.
Defensive backs - F
More of the same. The missed tackles extended to the secondary. Drew Brees didn't have to do much through the air, but when he did he was efficient.
Kicking and punting - C
Steven Hauschka kicked a 37-yard field goal and converted his lone extra point attempt. It was a quiet game for the Bills kicker. With the offense struggling, he didn't have to do much.
Punter Colton Schmidt finished with a 45.3 yards per punt average, but he had a couple of poor kicks early in the game.
Returns and coverage - B
Brandon Tate had three kickoff returns for 63 yards. It was an OK performance in the return game. He didn't have any punt returns against the Saints.
The Bills were better covering kicks against the Saints. The Saints' dangerous returner, Ted Ginn Jr., was held to five punt returns for 19 yards. New Orleans didn't have any kick returns.
For the second consecutive week, the Bills were outcoached. Head coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier have their work cut out for them with this defense. Stopping the run used to be their strength. Now, it's a glaring weakness. You can't win if teams are able to run through your defense with ease. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison made some questionable play calls. Maybe Tyrod Taylor is the problem. But this offense doesn't always make good use of the available weapons. Kelvin Benjamin and Jordan Matthews weren't utilized until Nathan Peterman entered the game. Dennison has to figure out a way to get them more involved.
OVERALL TEAM PERFORMANCE
An atrocious effort. Take away the garbage time touchdown and the Bills offense didn't do anything. The defense was worse. This was the worst game the Bills have played in a long time. A lot of fans have probably lost trust in the process.
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
OFFENSE: Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. The Saints' dynamic duo had big games against the Bills. Ingram had 21 carries for 131 yards and three touchdowns. Kamara had 12 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown. He also caught five passes for 32 yards.
DEFENSE: None. For the second consecutive week, the Bills
Defense. The Bills can't use a Thursday night game as an excuse for this one. They had a few extra days off to prepare for this game and it was another terrible showing. There was no pass rush, the run defense was atrocious and the secondary gave up too much space in the passing game. This should be concerning for McDermott. This unit is relatively healthy, but the Bills just aren't producing on defense. Sacks are rare. There are too many missed tackles. Unless the Bills force a turnover, they're usually in trouble. And penalties hurt, too.
STAT OF THE GAME
298. The Bills allowed 298 rushing yards against the Saints. Mark Ingram had 131 rushing yards and three touchdowns against the Bills. Alvin Kamara finished with 106 rushing yards and a touchdown. Over the last two weeks, the Bills have given up 492 rushing yards.
STAT OF THE GAME II
81. The Bills have allowed 81 points in the last two games. This was a team that gave up 74 points in their first five games and had one of the best scoring defenses in the league. Over the last four games, however, the Bills defense has struggled.
The Bills (5-4) will play at 4:05 p.m. Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. The game will be televised on FOX.