The Saints are trying just about everything they can, but they’re not doing a lot of work this Thanksgiving night against the Bills.
Buffalo leads New Orleans 10-0 at halftime.
After cornerback Bradley Roby intercepted quarterback Josh Allen late in the second quarter, Buffalo ostensibly forced a New Orleans punt after three games. But punter Blake Gillikin cocked his right arm and shot wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey on the left side. But the pass was well beyond Humphrey’s reach for a turnaround on the downs.
It was the second turnover on the downs of the game for New Orleans, as the club also failed on a fourth and 2 games against the Buffalo 41.
Allen threw another interception that kept points off the board with just seconds left in the first half. Defensive end Cam Jordan slapped Allen’s arm as he tried to throw into the red zone and linebacker Kwon Alexander dove in to catch a takeaway.
Allen finished the first half 13 of 16 with a 123-yard pass with one touchdown and two picks. Matt Breida leads the team with eight carries for 28 yards. Receiver Stefon Diggs had three catches for 30 yards.
The Bills are 5 of 7 on the third down and have registered 10 first downs.
New Orleans failed to do anything on offense, recording just 64 total yards and four first downs. The offense is also 0 of 6 on the third down.
With running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram absent due to injury, Ty Montgomery started at the post. But he only has 6 yards in two carries. Tony Jones Jr. has 6 yards on seven carries.
Bills could have a serious injury problem within their high school. Cornerback Tre’Davious White injured his knee in the second quarter and is unlikely to return. White’s knee appeared to buckle while defending Lil’Jordan Humphrey and he was shown with visible frustration on the sidelines.