Expect Drew Brees and company to pummel the Bills. (Photo courtesy of the Sporting News)

BLD Podcast: Sunday in New Orleans a Potential Disaster for Buffalo

I wasn’t expecting the Bills to hang with Cincinnati.  I sure as heck wasn’t expecting them to come out of Miami with a win.  And I think I would be crazy if I thought the Bills had a chance to beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.  Yes, I know that I sound like a negative Nancy, but it’s easy to have low expectations when you’re starting quarterback was playing on the scout team 3 weeks ago.  It’s easy to be negative when one of your star running backs, C.J. Spiller, probably won’t play.  It’s especially easy to be negative when you’re playing one of the best offensive teams (on both sides of the ball).

Yes, the Bills have exceeded expectations the past 2 weeks, but they are walking into a buzz saw this week.  The Superdome is one of the most difficult places to play in the NFL.  Drew Brees is second in the NFL in passing yards, only to Peyton Manning.  Although Byrd and Gilmore are back, the Bills secondary is still thin.  This game may rest in their hands.

Yes, Thad Lewis has surprised many, including myself.  However, having Lewis under center rather than E.J. Manuel just doesn’t sound right.  It’s true that he’s only thrown one interception in his 2 starts, but this is THAD LEWIS.  Before they acquired him from Detroit, I’d be lying if I said I knew who he was.

So, is Drew Brees going throw for 400 yards? Probably.  Will the New Orleans defense shut down any potential offense  from Lewis and Company?  If I was a betting man, I’d bet the house that they will.  Do I hope they prove me wrong?  You better BILLeve it!

This week on the Buffalowdown.com podcast:

  • Reactions to Buffalo’s win over the Dolphins
  • Complaining about WGR’s post game coverage (specifically Mike Schopp)
  • A bitter sweet symphony for Dan Carpenter
  • Matching up both sides of the ball
  • A reunion for Sean Payton and Doug Marrone
  • Is there any reason to believe in Thad
  • Injuries plaguing both teams


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  • chas territo

    1st off, Thad’s interception was because it was tipped. It really sucks that an interception like that goes against a QB!! 2nd, He has played pretty damn good, better than just a game manager. He has many good things that you seem to ignore. Will we win at NO? Probably not, but I called a win against the Dolphins 23-17 and I was pretty close to that score. I see a close tightly fought game. A game that with a break or two can go our way. Why do I say this? Because as a die hard fan, true to our Bills I am no naysayer, I believe in the Bills! Pettine has put in a pressure defense that also gets sacks. With that being said, have you seen the stats on pressures by the Bills, I think not? Sacks are a great stat, mostly for loser attitude fans, not real fans! Real fans know pressures are more important to a team’s chance to beat an opponent. Be a fan, support them, do not denigrate them with your tired excuse for a reporter, if that’s what you are. Do I sound pissed? I am at you and other so-called fans who do nothing but naysay! GO BILLS!!

  • Brad Eichkorn

    I apologize for not catching this. I found this comment hilarious, yet very true. If you read any of my other posts, you will see that I’m very tongue and cheek. The same dry sarcasm I bring in our podcasts, comes through in my writing. I would love for every post I write to be positive and full of sunshine and rainbows. However, I’m not a PR rep, I’m a journalist. I can’t deny the truth. I will praise success, along with helping readers prepare for the worst. Truth be told, the Saints game was ugly and Thad didn’t help.

    I am extremely optimistic about this team. There’s a lot of promise on this roster. My concern is that Pettine has done such a solid job turning around this defense, that he could potentially land another job. I hope we keep him around for another season. There’s good things on the horizon for the Bills team. I appreciate your comments. I want to generate responses with my writing, whether they are positive or negative, because conversation and dialog is a good thing. I’m always up for talking Buffalo Bills football. My life revolves around it. Hopefully I’ll get some more posts up that you can leave your comments on. I appreciate the words and having you as a reader. GO BILLS!