new orleans saints vs buffalo bills predictions and preview

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The Buffalo Bills travel to the Caesars Superdome for a Thanksgiving showdown with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday evening. The Bills (6-4) were destroyed by the Indianapolis Colts 41-15 in their last game and will look for a much better defensive effort. The Saints (5-5) had defensive issues of their own in a 40-29 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Both teams will look for consistency in a short week. Buffalo opens this game as 4.5 point road favorites.


Bills Trounced by Colts

The Bills (6-4) ceded their lead atop the AFC East with a bad 41-15 loss at home against the Indianapolis Colts. Buffalo has dropped three of five and hasn't won consecutive games since a 4-0 run ended with a 34-31 loss at Tennessee on Oct. 18. Buffalo was undone by four turnovers, the first three leading to Colts touchdowns.


They gave up a whopping five touchdowns to Colts running back Jonathon Taylor. ''We're a really good football team when we don't bite ourselves in the butt. What we put on the field today is not who we are,'' said Josh Allen, who threw two touchdown passes, both to Stefon Diggs, and two interceptions. ''We need to do a better job on all fronts. There's no way around it, but at the same time, it's not panic mode.''



Josh Allen finished 21 of 35 for 200 yards and was hassled all afternoon by a feverish Indy defensive front. Allen's record dropped to 17-17, including 0-2 in the postseason, in games when he has committed a turnover. They’ll look for a bounce-back effort against a Saints team going through their own struggles on the defensive

Saints Fall to Hurts and Eagles

The Saints (5-5) dropped their third straight since losing quarterback Jameis Winston to a season-ending ACL injury as they fell 40-29 to Jalen Hurts and the Eagles on Sunday. Trevor Siemian threw three touchdown passes and two picks and ran for a score without several missing starters around him. Four-time Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara and tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk didn't play. Both are questionable heading into Thursday.


After the Saints scored 15 straight points in the fourth quarter to pull within 33-22, Hurts put the game away with a dazzling 24-yard TD run. They have struggled in the passing game, throwing for only 214 yards per game. Defensively, they are giving up way too many big plays, allowing 267 passing yards per game (21st). They will have their hands full with a Bills team coming off a bad loss. They desperately need Kamara back.