Punter changes his status to 'inactive' after Saints' dominant win

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Thomas Morstead didn’t have much to do on Sunday, since the New Orleans Saints never punted in their 47-10 rout of the Buffalo Bills.

So he won the day on social media:

The Saints were so dominant Sunday, they didn’t need their punter -- and they barely needed quarterback Drew Brees. New Orleans became the first team since 1941 to run for six touchdowns and punt zero times, according to research by ESPN Stats & Information.

They ran the ball on 24 consecutive plays in the third and fourth quarters, which was the most by any NFL team since 1989, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. The six TD runs set a franchise record. And their 298 rushing yards were 10 yards short of the franchise mark.

New Orleans dominated the time of possession, 41 minutes, 23 seconds to 18:37, and outgained Buffalo 482 yards to 198.

Mark Ingram led the way with a career-best three TD runs, while he and Alvin Kamara each ran for more than 100 yards.