NFL WEEK 11 PREVIEW - NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Worst Game: 34 - 24 loss @ LV Raiders (Week 2)
Week 2 was a tough game for New Orleans. QB Drew Brees threw for 312 yards, 1 TD, and 1 interception. RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 79 yards and 2 TDs while also making 9 catches for 95 yards. The Saints defense allowed 377 yards, 4 TDs, and 2 field goals.
Best Game: 38 - 3 win @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 9)
The Saints dominated the Bucs from start to finish in week 9. QB Drew Brees completed 26 of 32 passes for 222 yards and 4 TDs. RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 40 yards and 1 TD. New Orleans defense shut down a stacked Tampa Bay team, allowing only 194 yards, and intercepting Tom Brady 3 times.
Saints Injured Reserve
WR: Bennie Fowler
DT: Jalen Dalton, Sheldon Rankins
DB: Johnson Bademosi, Justin Hardee
P: Blake Gillikin
New Orleans Saints acquire: LB Kwon Alexander
San Francisco 49ers acquire: LB Kiko Alonso, 2021 conditional 5th round pick
Best Performing Players
In his 19th season as a starter, QB1 Drew Brees has the Saints sitting atop the NFC South once again this year. He leads the NFL in completion percentage at 73.5% and has thrown for 2,196 yards with 18 TDs and only 3 interceptions.
RB Alvin Kamara
The 3x Pro Bowler has been lights out for the Saints this season. Kamara has 486 yards and 7 TDs while rushing and has 648 yards and 4 TDs receiving. He is averaging 126 combined yards per game. He also leads the league with 621 yards after the catch.
RB Latavius Murray
Murray has played great behind Alvin Kamara this season. He has 378 rushing yards and 2 TDs, averaging 4.2 yards per carry and 42 per game. Murray also has 12 receptions for 94 yards.
WR Michael Thomas
2019's offensive rookie of the year has only played 3 games this season due to injuries. Thomas only has 10 receptions for 95 yards in those games but should be ready for a breakout game soon.
The Saints defense is having a great year. They rank 3rd in yards allowed, averaging 308.2 per game. New Orleans is also 1st in the NFL in rush defense, with 691 yards allowed.
DE Trey Hendrickson
The former 3rd rounder is having a breakout season in 2020. Hendrickson leads the Saints with 7.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. He has 15 solo tackles as well.
DE Cameron Jordan
The 5x Pro Bowler has 35 tackles this season, 20 of them solo. Jordan also has 2.5 sacks and 6 tackles for loss on the year.
LB Demario Davis
In his 9th season, the veteran LB is playing solid. He leads the Saints in tackles with 59. Davis has 3 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 3 pass deflections as well.
NFC South Division
The Saints are the current favorites to win the NFC South, with the Buccaneers close behind. New Orleans is -250, Tampa Bay is +175, and both Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers are at +20,000. Odds via BETMGM
New Orleans is currently favored to win the NFC at +275. The race is very close, Tampa Bay is +400, and Green Bay is +400. The Seattle Seahawks at +550 and the Los Angeles Rams are at +800. Odds via 888sport
The Saints (+650) have the 3rd best odds of winning the Super Bowl. The leading favorites are the Chiefs (+350) and the Steelers (+600). After the top 3 are the Buccaneers (+900), Packers (+1,000), and the Ravens (+1100). Odds via BETMGM
New Orleans is projected to land a late 1st round pick with the success they've had this season. The team may be looking to upgrade a few areas such as their linebackers, defensive backs, and offensive line.
NFL WEEK 11 PREVIEW - BUFFALO BILLS
Worst Game: 42 - 16 loss @ Tennessee Titans (Week 2)
The Bills suffered a blowout loss to the Titans in week 5. QB Josh Allen completed 26 of 41 pass attempts for 263 yards with 2 TDs and 2 interceptions. RB Devin Singletary was held to 25 yards on 11 carries. Buffalo's defense allowed 6 TDs on the day, the most they've allowed this year.
Best Game: 44 - 34 win vs. Seattle Seahawks (Week 9)
Buffalo came away with a big team win in week 9 over Seattle. Josh Allen was on fire, completing 31 of 38 passes for 415 yards and 3 TDs. Stefon Diggs and John Brown combined for 217 receiving yards. The Bills defense came up with 4 turnovers: 2 interceptions and 2 fumbles.
Bills Injured Reserve
WR: Isaiah Hodgins
LB: Tyrel Dodson, Matt Milano, Del'Shawn Phillips
CB: Cam Lewis
Buffalo Bills acquire: LB Andre Smith
Carolina Panthers acquire: 2023 conditional 7th round pick
Best Performing Players
The 7th overall pick from 2018 is having a breakout season. Josh Allen leads all QBs in passing yards with 2,871 and has 21 TD passes and 7 interceptions on the year. He has completed 68.4% of his passes and has rushed for 279 yards and 5 TDs.
RB Devin Singletary
The 2nd year RB is having another solid season. Singletary has rushed for 1 TD and 401 yards, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. He also has 25 catches and 187 receiving yards.
WR Stefon Diggs
Since being traded to Buffalo in March, the former Viking has been incredible for the Bills. Diggs leads the NFL in receiving yards with 906, averaging 90.6 yards per game. He has 4 TDs and 243 yards after the catch as well.
WR Cole Beasley
The 31-year-old has been great in his 2nd year with the Bills. He is 13th in NFL receptions with 55 and has 642 receiving yards this season. Beasley also has 3 TDs and 34 first downs.
Buffalo's defense has averaged 373.3 yards and 26.5 points per game this year. The team is 3rd in the NFL in takeaways, with 7 interceptions and 9 fumbles.
LB A.J. Klein
Klein is having a great season in his first year with the Bills. He has 44 tackles with 3.5 sacks and tackles for loss. Klein has also forced 2 fumbles and recovered one.
S Jordan Poyer
The veteran safety is playing amazing in his 4th year with Buffalo. Poyer leads the Bills in tackles with 83, which ranks 8th in the NFL. He has 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, and a forced fumble as well.
LB Tremaine Edmunds
The Bills 2018 1st rounder is having another solid season. Edmunds ranks 2nd on the Bills with 73 tackles. He also has 1 sack, 5 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.
AFC East Division
Buffalo is leading the race in the AFC East with odds of -333. Not far behind are the Miami Dolphins at +280, with the New England Patriots (+1,400) and New York Jets (+150,000) following them. Odds via BETMGM
The Bills have the 4th best odds to win the AFC at +1,100. The leading favorites are the +175 Chiefs, followed by the +250 Steelers and +550 Ravens. The Colts are +1200, and the Titans are +1500. Odds via 888sports
Buffalo (+2200) has the 9th highest odds of winning the Super Bowl this year. The top favorites include the Chiefs (+350), Steelers (+550), and Saints (+650). Following them are the Buccaneers & Packers both at (+900), and Ravens (+1,000). Odds via 888sports
The team's first pick is projected to be in the later parts of round 1. Buffalo's offensive line and linebacker could use some help. There are several areas the team may look to improve this offseason.