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Brees throws five TDs in Saints’ 35-17 win vs. Buffalo

Buffalo Bills v New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 27: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints walks off the field after defeating the Buffalo Bills 35-17 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 27, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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The Saints’ passing game was just too much for the Bills on Sunday.

Quarterback Drew Brees threw five TD passes as New Orleans scored a 35-17 victory against visiting Buffalo on Sunday.

Rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills hauled in TD receptions of 69 and 42 yards for the Saints, who trailed 10-7 in the second quarter before asserting control and pulling away from the underdog Bills.

The five-TD game was Brees’ first since 2011, when he had three separate games with five TD passes. He completed 26-of-34 passes for 332 yards.

Tight end Jimmy Graham also caught a pair of touchdowns in victory for New Orleans (6-1), which leads the NFC South by two games over Carolina (4-3).

Bills quarterback Thad Lewis threw for 234 yards and a touchdown for Buffalo, which fell to 3-5. Lewis committed three turnovers in the loss.

The Saints’ defense again had a strong game, allowing just 299 yards on 68 plays. However, the big story was Brees’ big day.