#15 – Buffalo (10/27), ‘Off the Bye’
Pierre Thomas scores his first of two fourth quarter touchdowns in the Saints 27-7 win over the Bills 9.27.09
With the news of the recently departed Tarvaris Jackson, it will definitely mean Kevin Kolb should get starting honors with the Bills (6-10), but don’t be surprised if the Bills are in a slump, that we could face EJ Manuel by this game. The Bills are relatively tricky to figure out. Their successes/failures really have depended on if they stay healthy (for spoilers, see past season collapses). They are a living version of Jekyll/Hyde. The Bills are 1 of 8 teams to change head coaches this offseason, as Chan Gailey was fired. Enter Doug Marrone, who spent the past four season turning around the Syracuse Orange.
The 2009 matchup saw the Saints winning 27-7, and a game where Terrell Owens was held to no catches. The Bills are hoping they can ‘circle the wagons’ on the Saints, and the Saints will be fresh off of a bye week to prepare for the Bills. The Bills will be coming off of a road game against divisional foe Miami.
Final Prediction: Saints 28, Bills 13