3 keys to a NOLA Saints victory vs Bills in Week 12

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Saints offense has to get going and get going earlier

It’s no secret that the NOLA offense this year isn’t the same offense we’re accustomed to seeing in years past. New Orleans entered last Sunday’s game leading the league in fourth-quarter points and left the game living up to that statistic by scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter for the second time in three weeks.

Over the Saints’ three-game losing streak, they have gone into the fourth quarter trailing by an average of 15.3 points. The offense needs to find a way to get going when opposing teams aren’t playing soft coverage because of big leads.

While we don’t know who will be taking snaps at quarterback going forward the rest of the season, Taysom Hill’s unique and newest contract suggests he could potentially take over as QB1. With Trevor Siemian having his worst game of the season last week, the change could happen sooner rather than later.

One thing the Saints can’t run away from in this Thursday’s game is the running game. The Bills defense comes off Sunday’s game allowing a season-high forty-one points and 264 rushing yards allowed.

Against .500 teams or better, Buffalo has allowed 151.3 rushing yards per game, almost fifty yards more than their season average. If the defense can keep this game close, the Saints will have to find success in the run game if they want to have a chance of winning.