Will the New Orleans Saints be hospitable this Thanksgiving Day as they host the Buffalo Bills at 7:20pm at the Caesar’s Superdome? Tune in at 5:30pm for Saints Gameday on YurView as Victor Howell and Scott Shanle breakdown the X’s and O’s of the match-up, while Saints Insider Mike Nabors will be live from inside the Superdome with any last-minute updates.
New Orleans leads the all-time series against Buffalo, 7-4, including wins in five consecutive matchups. Head Coach Sean Payton is 3-0 vs Buffalo in his career. In their last meeting, Week 10 of the 2017 season, running backs Mark Ingram (131 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns) and Alvin Kamara (106 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown) led the Saints to a 47-10 win over the Bills.
Buffalo enters the game losing 3 of their past 5 games, while the Saints have lost 3 in a row since starting QB Jameis Winston was lost for the season against Tampa Bay.
Buffalo is appearing on Thanksgiving for the second time in the past three seasons. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs had his seventh-career game with at least two touchdown receptions last week (loss to Indianapolis 41-15) and has five touchdown receptions in his past five games. Since joining the Bills in 2020, he is one of two wide receivers (Davante Adams) with at least 185 receptions (187) and 2,300 receiving yards (2,308).
Buffalo enters Thanksgiving ranked first in defense yards allowed (283.7 yards per game allowed), second in scoring defense (17.6 points allowed per game) and second in takeaways (24).
New Orleans is playing in its fourth Thanksgiving game since 2010 and third in the past four seasons. The Saints (3-0 on Thanksgiving) are one of four active franchises that are undefeated on the holiday, along with Baltimore (2-0), Houston (2-0) and Carolina (1-0).
Quarterback Trevor Siemian totaled four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) last week (loss to Philadelphia 40-29) and has at least two touchdown passes in each of his three starts this season. Ingram had a season-high 113 scrimmage yards (88 rushing, 25 receiving) and aims for his third in a row with at least 100 scrimmage yards. Kamara has 14 touchdowns (11 rushing, three receiving) in his past eight home games. Wide receiver Marquez Callaway had his team-leading sixth touchdown reception of the season in Week 11 and aims for his fourth in a row with a touchdown catch.
New Orleans enters ranked third in rushing defense (89.9 yards per game).
Tune in right after the game for our live Post-Game show with Saints Tonight. Hear from Coach Payton and other one-on-one interviews with Saints players and Mike Nabors as they discuss the game, while Shanle and Victor breakdown the big plays.