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

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The Buffalo Bills have placed undue urgency on its season due to the team’s inconsistencies

There’s little room for error. Everything the Bills set out to accomplish this season is still there for the taking. And even though this Thanksgiving matchup is a non-conference bout, the Bills would only help themselves by picking up a win.

At 6-4, the Bills are now in second place in the AFC East. The silver lining of their current position is that they play the division-leading New England Patriots on two occasions before the season’s end. Buffalo has not dropped a division contest since 2019, but the team’s inconsistencies engender doubt as to how good of a team it truly is and if they are capable of beating the red-hot Patriots.

Now sitting as the seventh seed in the conference, the Bills cannot afford to lose games. In fact, its best-case scenario is winning six of its next seven and finishing 12-5, which might be good enough for the one seed, with the way the conference has played Jekyll and Hyde this season.

Every game is a big game from now on. And every loss could be the loss that defines the season. If there ever was a time for the Bills to show a little earnestness, it’s Thanksgiving Night in Caesars Superdome.