Buffalo Bills vs. New Orleans Saints: 3 final pregame thoughts

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Buffalo Bills travel to The Big Easy to take on a hobbled New Orleans Saints team in the last of three of the NFL’s Turkey Day staples

The Buffalo Bills’ season is in a state of peril. The team currently sits as the seventh seed in the AFC after losing its fourth contest to a conference opponent just a few days ago.

There are six four-loss teams in the conference, including Buffalo, who sit just above both the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4-1) and Indianapolis Colts (6-5); two teams who would win the head-to-head tiebreaker over Buffalo if they finish with the same record.

A Bills loss on Thanksgiving will knock them out of a playoff spot and summon them to the lowliest position of them all on TV Networks’ playoff graphics: In the Hunt.

On the other hand, the New Orleans Saints have dropped their last three games after losing starting quarterback, Jameis Winston, to an injury for the remainder of the year. The Saints have had trouble stopping the run recently. Last week, they surrendered 242 yards on the ground at 4.8 yards a clip. And like the Bills, the Saints’ secondary is the strength of its defense, and fortunately for them, the Bills haven’t proven efficient running the ball.

There’s no predicting which Bills team will show up in New Orleans after their roller coaster of a season to this point. But the season still has a pulse. Here’s how to watch and a few final thoughts ahead of Week 12.

How to watch Buffalo Bills against New Orleans Saints

Time and Location: Thursday, Nov. 25, 8:20 p.m. ET, Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA

TV Network: NBC– Broadcast Team: Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Drew Brees (color analyst)

Radio: Buffalo Bills Radio Network – John Murphy (play-by-play), Eric Wood (color analyst), Sal Capaccio (sideline)