Really good idea by Sean McDermott and Brian Daboll to give Matt Breida a bigger role tonight. This is what we've been talking about since the summer. Make the two best backs earn the playing time and go with them on game day.
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This route by Stefon Diggs was just ridiculous 🔥 pic.twitter.com/50LzH39Jwu
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hoping it's been a great day. Looking forward to my man Josh Allen (and the Bills) to take it to the Saints. Should be a beat down. See you tomorrow live from The Match
#Bills star CB Tre'Davious White (knee) was downgraded to out, per the broadcast. A significant loss.
#Bills RB Zack Moss is expected to be a healthy scratch tonight against the #Saints, per source. Moss leads the team with 4 rushing TDs despite dwindling snaps in recent weeks. But with the offense scuffling, they'll shake it up and go with Devin Singletary and Matt Breida.
The Saints fans just booed the hell out of Matt Haack, Tyler Bass and Reid Ferguson.
Dawson Knox finds the end zone for the second time tonight and seventh time this season. That sets a new franchise record for receiving TDs in a season a Bills tight end.
Expected to be healthy scratch in favor of Singletary, Breida
Bills RB Zack Moss is expected to be a healthy scratch tonight against the #Saints, per source.Moss leads the team with 4 rushing TDs despite dwindling snaps in recent weeks. But with the offense scuffling, they’ll shake it up and go with Devin Singletary and Matt Breida. (NFL Network - Tom Pelissero)
FF Today's Take: This doesn't come as a total surprise after a report from New York Upstate's Ryan Talbot suggested that Thursday's game could be a "Matt Breida game." Buffalo's backfield has been a mess for most of the season, but Breida could be given a chance to take the lead role with another strong effort tonight. Singletary and Breida should remain on fantasy benches in most leagues, but Moss being inactive could mean Josh Allen is an even better bet to score a rushing touchdown.
Ed Oliver said he bought so many tickets for friends and family for the game today he basically played for free 🤣
We've activated WR Marquez Stevenson from the Injured Reserve list DT Eli Ankou and DT Brandin Bryant have been elevated from the practice squad for tonight's game. #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/KjfNY32oR6
Micah Hyde says Isaiah McKenzie is a pro and handled getting benched selflessly. Said he was cheering everyone in on the sidelines throughout the game. Micah added a lot of guys are in his ears letting him know what he means to team.
Trevor Siemian, Bradley Roby and Emmanuel Sanders playing a game in the Superdome. I feel like I stepped out of the DeLorean in New Orleans, circa November 2016, when the Broncos last visited there.
Jordan Poyer says Ed Oliver is a stud and comes to work every day with high energy and a high motor.
Isaiah McKenzie is a healthy scratch. He's not injured. It's strictly a numbers game. Kumerow likely gets nod over him because of ability to block.
It's so weird how just about every broadcast team highlights Tremaine Edmunds.
Dion Dawkins gives up the sack on 3rd and long. Bills have to punt. Not enough variety and not even Diggs.
Ryan Bates is in at RG for Cody Ford.
Mario Addison records is team-leading 4th sack of the season on 3rd and short. Eli Ankou and Brandin Bryant were in on the play and generated some pressure on the rush. Bills got it back up 7-0 w/ 3:21 left in 1st quarter.
Gabriel Davis with a nice catch and impressive tight rope walking near the sidelines to get some extra yards. Ends up going for 21.
Tre'Davious White has been downgraded to out (knee). Dane Jackson will go the rest of the way in his spot. #Bills
4. Because he's been the least effective pass rusher off the edge on the roster. He has a lower pressure rate than Star Lotulelei. twitter.com/vstathop/statu…
Punting was the right choice there. Matt Haack with a nice punt that is downed at the 12 yard line.
Eli Ankou and Brandin Bryant are active after getting the call up from the practice squad. Bills are determined to stop the run today. Ankou is 325.
Nice block by Mitch Morse on the inside on that screen for a TD. Did a good job sustaining his block to leave Breida a crease when he cut it back inside to reach the end zone. It's a runaway in the Big Easy. 31-6 #Bills
Sean McDermott starts his press conference by wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving and then specifically notes the performance of the kickoff coverage.
Update (10:01 p.m.): White has be downgraded to out by the Bills:
Tre’Davious White has been downgraded to out (knee). https://t.co/02kqLlblnV
— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) November 26, 2021
The Buffalo Bills went down one player on each side of the ball within minutes of each other against the New Orleans Saints (5-5).
The first came from the Bills (6-4) offense. Offensive lineman Cody Ford went down with an arm issue and he is questionable to return
Saints inactives tonight include RBs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Bills inactives tonight include RB Zack Moss and WR Isaiah McKenzie.
NOBODY sits on the bench like Taysom Hill. He can sit on the bench as a QB, RB, WR, or TE. One of the most versatile guys out there.
So go pick up Tony Jones in fantasy twitter.com/JayGlazer/stat…
#Saints HC Sean Payton told @JayGlazer that RB Mark Ingram (knee) is not expected to play tonight vs. Buffalo. So Saints will be without Alvin Kamara and Ingram. Expect to see Tony Jones and possibly some Ty Montgomery in the backfield as well.
PICK by Bradley Roby- his first one as a Saint 🤩🤩🤩 📺: NBC pic.twitter.com/SXCQlLzL1n
Sean Payton's unbeaten streak in national holiday games is on the line today vs. the Buffalo Bills. He's 6-0 on Halloween (2-0), Thanksgiving (3-0) and Christmas (1-0).
Bad to worse as Trevor Siemian throws his first INT of the night. Can the Bills just kneel for the final 6:59??
The Saints elevated RB Adam Prentice and OT Caleb Benenoch from the practice squad and signed OL Will Clapp to the active roster before tonight's game.
Vannett, Garrett Griffin, Adam Prentice, Tony Jones Jr, Marquez Callaway, Tre'Quan Smith and Trevor Siemian are the starters before the game in 7 on 7.
TDOT SIEMIAN to Nick Vannett for the TD! 📺: NBC pic.twitter.com/mX1nT6jV8q
Erik McCoy, asked about booing fans: "That's definitely new. Not fun. But we've got to pick it up."
Kaden Elliss has a hamstring injury. He's questionable to return
Great use of motion there to dictate the matchup the Saints got on Tre'Quan Smith
#Eagles LT Jordan Mailata doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, but the big Australian does appreciate the family setting of the locker room. Mess with one of his brothers, and you won't like him when he's angry, as Saints DE Marcus Davenport found out Sunday: nj.com/eagles/2021/11…
Ugly sign of desperation. Saints try a very, very, very ineffective fake punt. Punter Blake Gillikin airmails Lil'Jordan Humphrey. Gillikin has been one of the Saints' best players this year -- but not with his arm.
Terron Armstead was introduced last because he might be the only player you know. twitter.com/LarryHolder/st…
Saints offense showed a little life on that second drive -- but missed a huge opportunity on that Trevor Siemian-Deonte Harris miss and then took a sack too deep in the pocket on third-and-2.
Kwon Alexander with a major pick at the end of the half AND no flags.
Buffalo Bills stifle QB Trevor Siemian -- who is 0-4 as a starter for the Saints since taking over for the injured Jameis Winston.
The Saints defensive line rises up with back-to-back plays from David Onyemata and Carl Granderson (sack) to force a Bills punt. We'll got to the second quarter with Buffalo leading 7-0.
Andrew Dowell has a concussion and will not return to the game
Ryan Ramczyk, who is not playing today, is still making his mark during a pregame video being played on the jumbotron: "My favorite thanksgiving food is ... literally everything." My king.
3. I think they should attack the edges in the run game and then go after rookie CB Paulson Adebo twitter.com/GoBillss/statu…
Ingram, Alex Armah and Ian Book are inactive. So I guess that means Taysom is the emergency backup again…
|BUF||1ST||7:15||Josh Allen passed to Dawson Knox to the left for 7 yard touchdown||7||0|
|BUF||2ND||8:50||Tyler Bass kicked a 34-yard field goal||10||0|
|BUF||3RD||8:54||Josh Allen passed to Stefon Diggs to the left for 5 yard touchdown||17||0|
|BUF||3RD||4:28||Josh Allen passed to Dawson Knox to the right for 24 yard touchdown||24||0|
|NO||4TH||15:00||Trevor Siemian passed to Nick Vannett to the right for 11 yard touchdown. 2pt attempt failed, Trevor Siemian pass to Lil'Jordan Humphrey.||24||6|
|BUF||4TH||8:25||Josh Allen passed to Matt Breida to the left for 23 yard touchdown||31||6|
|Bryan Cox Jr.||DE||Achilles||OUT|
|Jameis Winston||QB||Knee (acl)||OUT|
|Wil Lutz||K||Core Muscle/groin||OUT|
|Adam Trautman||TE||Knee (mcl)||OUT|