Michael Thomas is quietly turning in one of NFL's best receiving seasons after first 100-yard game

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:11:43 AM. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The New Orleans Saints' powerful rushing attack grabbed all the headlines Sunday, rightfully earning recognition after steamrolling the Buffalo Bills for the third-most rushing yards in
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The New Orleans Saints' powerful rushing attack grabbed all the headlines Sunday, rightfully earning recognition after steamrolling the Buffalo Bills for the third-most rushing yards in franchise history.  But Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara were far from the only Saints who put together a big day.  On the rare occasions when the Saints got behind the sticks a little bit and needed to make a play in the passing game, Michael Thomas was almost always the one making it.  Thomas posted season highs of nine catches and 117 yards, the first 100-yard game of a sophomore year that had been more substance than style in the first half of the year. "It's great to be able to have a 100-yard game, but most importantly, it keeps the streak going, seven wins in a row," Thomas said. "Being able to make those plays to help my team in situations ... I love it and take pride in those situations." He produced plenty of both style and substance against the Bills. Eight of his nine catches resulted in first downs — one because Buffalo linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was flagged for a face mask trying to bring him down — and at least three were contested catches, plays when quarterback Drew Brees threw it to Thomas with the faith that his No. 1 receiver would make the play.  "He went up and made some great catches today — a couple on third downs, and one in a second-(and)-really-long situation," Brees said. "He’s a guy I have a ton of trust and confidence in. He loves to be put in...Read more
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