Five Reasons why the Bills will Defeat the Saints in Week 10
The New Orleans Saints take on the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park at New Era Field aka The Ralph this Sunday at 12pm.
This week I'll be providing you with reasons why the Bills will defeat the Saints.. If you'd like to read the five reasons why the Saints will beat the Bills, check out Steve Peloquin's article.
1). Home Field Advantage
The Buffalo Bills sit at 5-3 on the season and four of those victories have come at the unfriendly confines of New Era Field where Bills Mafia lives. 4-0 at home is pretty darn good and it seems like year in and year out whether the Bills are good or bad they play good opponents tough at home. For example, late in the 2014 season I saw a very mediocre Bills team intercept Aaron Rodgers twice and beat a team that was a botched on-sides kick away from going to the Super Bowl that year. Oh yeah, did I mention, that Bills team was quarterbacked by KYLE ORTON. Yeah, home field advantage for the Bills is real.
2). The Bills Will be Able to Contain Saints Run Game
In the Thursday night dud against the New York Jets, the Bills allowed an old Matt Forte and a Bilal Powell to run wild, 151 yards combined to be exact. If they're going to beat the Saints this week they'll find a way to, at the very least, contain the likes of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.
3). Weather Elements
On Sunday the Bills will be looking to put the red hot Saints and quarterback Drew Brees on ice. The Saints are a dome team, they play in a controlled environment. The Bills play at an outdoor field where, as the year wears old, the temperatures drop. This is significant because Drew Brees in a very mortal 4-7 in his career when he plays in temperatures lower than 45 degrees. For this game the temperature is expected to be around 43 degrees, this could be something to watch out for.
4). LeSean McCoy Will Have a Big Game
Running back LeSean, Shady, McCoy should be fresh for this match-up with extended time off after the Bills played last Thursday. The Saints have been good after weeks one and two against the pass but have still let up some big chunk yardage on the ground. They've allowed nine runs of 20-plus yards and also three runs of 40-plus yards this year. If the Bills are going to win this game Shady will have a big part in it.
5). Sean McDermott's Knowledge of Saints
Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott held the Defensive Coordinator job for six seasons for the Carolina Panthers, he's faced the Saints plenty in recent years. Over that time in Carolina, McDermott was 7-5 against New Orleans, and has won three out of his last four match-ups. Defense is a huge factor for Buffalo and if they're going to win this week they'll use McDermott's knowledge of the Saints offense and be able to force turnovers.