Second quarter update: The New Orleans Saints overcame a second missed field-goal attempt and some tough defense by the Buffalo Bills to take a 21-10 lead into halftime on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Bills scored their first touchdown of the game on a 13-yard pass from Thad Lewis to Stevie Johnson with 10:44 to play in the period. The Saints answered when quarterback
Then Brees led the Saints on another scoring drive at the end of the period capped by a 15-yard TD pass to
The Saints' defense had three sacks and two forced turnovers in the opening half.
Key stats: Drew Brees, 16 of 20, 206 yards, three TDs; Kenny Stills, one catch, 69 yards, one TD. Bills, Thad Lewis, 10 of 17, 108 yards, one TD; Fred Jackson, nine carries for 40 yards.