Drew Brees crouched behind center, looked left and liked what he saw.
Kenny Stills was about to be covered by a linebacker who had little chance of staying with the rookie receiver for long.
Moments later, Stills hauled in a 69-yard touchdown, giving the Saints the lead for good in a 35-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Before that play, the Saints had spent most of two quarters frustrating coach Sean Payton with poor execution and pre-snap penalties which stalled a pair of promising scoring drives. Both ended with missed field goals by Garrett Hartley - failures which allowed Buffalo to briefly surge ahead 10-7.
After Stills' score, the Saints defense forced a quick punt and Brees drove New Orleans 77 yards in less than three minutes, hitting hobbled but still effective tight end Jimmy Graham for a 15-yard TD.
''That was a big momentum shift,'' Brees said.
The Saints (6-1) widened their lead in the second half and were never threatened again by the Bills (3-5), who...