After missing the first two games with a knee injury, Saints RB Pierre Thomas recorded 126 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, all in the second half. While the Bills held Drew Brees without a touchdown, Thomas gave the Saints the spark they needed with a 34-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
The Saints started 3-0 for the first time since 2006, when they eventually reached the NFC title game. ... Terrell Owens did not make a catch for the first time in 185 consecutive games. ... Brees failed to throw a touchdown for the first time since a Week 7 loss to the Panthers last season. ... Bills CB Leodis McKelvin left the game in the first half with an undisclosed leg injury and did not return.