Saints Report: Bills feast on depleted New Orleans roster on Thanksgiving
In what was the first of two consecutive Thursday Night Football games for the New Orleans Saints, they were missing almost 10 starters on both sides of the ball.
The Buffalo Bills had their way with that depleted Saints roster, holding New Orleans to just 64 yards of total offense in the first half – the team’s lowest output since 1998.
The Saints failed to score in the first half for the third time this season, en route to a deflating 31-6 loss.
They were able to pick of Josh Allen twice, but it wasn’t enough to offset four touchdown passes by the star quarterback.
The Saints are now riding their first four-game losing streak since 2015, which means it’s time for a good hard look in the mirror.
“I can’t remember,” said New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. “I’m sure there were some tough seasons. But it’s the now and you deal with the now. Obviously, it was difficult and I’m sure difficult for the television viewing audience.”
“We’re a team,” said New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan. “Our offense is dinged up. That’s no excuse. It’s next man up menality. Our defense, relativey healthy in terms of our linebacker core and our secondary. So we have to be the strength. We have to be more than we are this game.”
The Saints complete their Thursday Night two-step at home next week when the Dallas Cowboys come to town for a 7:20 p.m. kickoff on WXXV on Fox.