This will be New Orleans’ fourth time playing on Thanksgiving, all taking place since 2010 and all victories (at Dallas-2010, vs. Atlanta-2018, at Atlanta-2019). While both the Bills and Saints share small market roots, they also have the commonality of being backed by two of the most vocal fan bases in the National Football League. Being in the friendly, warm confines of the Caesars Superdome on Thursday evening, should serve as an advantage for New Orleans. The Saints lead the all-time series 7-4, having ripped off the last five meetings dating back to the 2001 season opener in Buffalo. New Orleans Head Coach Sean Payton has posted a 3-0 record against Buffalo, the most recent meeting being a 47-10 win at New Era Field on November 12, 2017, when the Saints gained 298 yards rushing, the third-highest total in team history and added a team-high 20 rushing first downs and six rushing touchdowns in a contest won in resounding fashion on the ground.
For the third time in four seasons, the New Orleans Saints will play in front of a national audience on Thanksgiving night, this time in an interconference clash against the Buffalo Bills at the Caesars Superdome. New Orleans (5-5) will be looking to improve their standing in the NFC’s postseason race with the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers, who are currently tied for the NFC’s final two Wild Card Playoff spots. Meanwhile, the Bills (6-4) are in a heated battle for the AFC East lead with the New England Patriots (7-4).
Tonight will be the first time that the Bills and Saints will face each other on prime time. It also marks the start of a crucial stretch in the NFC postseason race, as it begins a period where four of the next six contests will take place inside the Caesars Superdome.
After getting off to a 4-1 start, Buffalo will be looking to move back into a tie for first in the AFC East with the Patriots and capture their second consecutive division title to force an opponent to feel the effects of Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. in the month of January, needing to break a two-game road losing streak. New Orleans will be looking to break a three-game losing streak that continued with a 40-29 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Philadelphia jumped out to a 33-7 lead after three quarters and although the Saints outscored the Eagles 22-7 in the final quarter, a lack of consistency on offense, defense and special teams hindered the Black and Gold on the afternoon.
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Due to increased security measures at NFL stadiums, vehicles parking in certain areas of Caesars Superdome parking garages will now be subject to security screenings at every home game. During the course of the 2021 NFL season, ASM will implement enhanced vehicle screening of all vehicles that pass through and park within close proximity of the building. Only vehicles parking within close proximity to the stadium will be subject to the enhanced EOD canine search. This would include guests who are parking in the A, B or C lanes of Caesars Superdome Garages 1, 2, 5 and 6 and both ADA East and West Lots. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PARKING AND TRAFFIC INFORMATION
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