Posted October 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
The New Orleans Saints have had plenty of time to move on from their first loss of the season, which came in heartbreaking fashion. Coming off their bye week, the Saints' focus shifts to trying to prevent the Buffalo Bills from moving back to .500 on Sunday at the Superdome. Tom Brady hit Kenbrell Thompkins for a 17-yard touchdown with 5 seconds left to deal the Saints a 30-27 loss at New England on Oct. 13. While the memory is hard for New Orleans' players to forget, the Saints (5-1) are confident going forward. "The overall mood and spirits were good," coach Sean Payton said. "I like the work ethic, the competitive nature of this team. I like it a lot." The NFC South leaders are sixth in the NFL with 397.7 total yards and 26.8 points per game. New Orleans ranks 28th with 3.4 yards per carry, but Drew Brees has completed a league-high 69 passes to his running backs. The Saints are fourth with 17.2 points allowed per contest after giving up 28.4 in 2012. Brees believes the le...
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