SAINTS-BILLS GAME PREVIEW
The New Orleans Saints will play in front of a national audience on Thanksgiving night for the third time in the last four seasons on Thursday evening, this time in an interconference matchup as they host the Buffalo Bills at the Caesars Superdome. New Orleans (5-5), currently tied in record with the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers for what would be the NFC's final two Wild Card playoff spots, will be looking to improve its standing in the race for the postseason, while the Bills (6 -4) are involved in a heated battle for the AFC East lead with the New England Patriots (7-4).
This will be New Orleans' fourth time playing on Thanksgiving, all taking place since 2010 and all victories (at Dallas-2010, vs. Atlanta-2018, at Atlanta-2019). While the Bills and Saints share small market roots, they also have the commonality of being backed by two of the most vocal fan bases in the National Football League. Being in the friendly, warm confines of the Caesars Superdome on Thursday evening, should serve as an advantage for New Orleans. The Saints lead the all-time series 7-4, having ripped off the last five meetings dating to the 2001 season opener in Buffalo.
New Orleans Coach Sean Payton has posted a 3-0 record against Buffalo, the most recent meeting being a 47-10 win at New Era Field on Nov. 12, 2017, when the Saints gained 298 yards rushing, the third-highest total in team history and added a team-high 20 rushing first downs and six rushing touchdowns in a contest won in resounding fashion on the ground. Thursday will be the first time that the Bills and Saints will face each other in prime time. It also marks the start of a crucial stretch in the NFC postseason race, as it begins a period where four of the next six contests will take place inside the Caesars Superdome.
After getting off to a 4-1 start, Buffalo will be looking to move back into a tie for first in the AFC East with the Patriots and capture their second consecutive division title to force an opponent to feel the effects of Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. in the month of January, needing to break a two-game road losing streak. New Orleans will be looking to break a three-game losing streak that continued with a 40-29 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Philadelphia jumped to a 33-7 lead after three quarters and although the Saints outscored the Eagles 22-7 in the final quarter, a lack of consistency on offense, defense and special teams hindered the Black and Gold.
WATCH SAINTS-BILLS ON TV
Fans can catch the action on the following television stations:
NBC (WDSU 6 locally)
- Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Drew Brees (color analyst) and Michele Tafoya (sideline)
WATCH SAINTS-BILLS ON MOBILE
Watch the Saints on the go this season via the Yahoo Sports or Saints app presented by Verizon, free on your phone or tablet. Geographic restrictions apply. Local & prime-time games only. Data charges may apply. WAYS TO WATCH SAINTS GAMES
Fans can catch the action on the following radio stations:
Local radio: WWL-870 AM and 105.3 FM
- Announcers: Mike Hoss (play-by-play), Deuce McAllister (color analyst), and Steve Geller (sideline)
National Radio: Westwood One
- Announcers: Bill Rosinski (play-by-play) and Rod Woodson (color analyst)
Spanish language radio: KGLA 830 AM and 105.7 FM
- Announcers: Mario Jerez (play-by-play), Juan Carlos Ramos and Victor Quinonez (color analysts)
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ADDITIONAL GAME COVERAGE
SAINTS DOME AT HOME PREGAME REPORT PRESENTED BY SANDERSON FARMS
Catch a gameday preview with John DeShazier and Erin Summers one hour prior to kickoff between the Saints and Bills for 2021 NFL Week 12. Fans can stream and watch LIVE on NewOrleansSaints.com, the Saints mobile app, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
SAINTS POSTGAME SHOW PRESENTED BY VERIZON:
Fans can get full analysis, highlights and player postgame reactions following the Saints' 2021 Week 12 game against the Buffalo Bills on the Saints Postgame Show presented by Verizon. Fans can stream and watch LIVE on NewOrleansSaints.com, the Saints mobile app, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Follow your Saints on social media for live game day updates, videos and behind-the-scenes photos: