Drew Brees is having a monster year for the New Orleans Saints, earning a fourth-place QBR so far in the 2013 NFL season. That success doesn’t bode well for the 3-4 Buffalo Bills, who head to New Orleans today to take on a 5-1 Saints team coming off a bye week. Kickoff at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is scheduled for 1pm EST / 10am PST, and you can tune in live on CBS or watch Bills vs Saints game live online free streaming using one of several different methods. Seeing what Drew Brees can do after a week of rest should prove to be one heck of a show.
The New Orleans Saints are undefeated at home so far this season, and they’re 32-11 at home since 2008, making them one of the NFL’s most dominant home teams. They’ve also won four straight games following bye weeks, which isn’t good news for a Bills team that’s really only succeeded this season on the ground. The Buffalo Bills might be able to take some solace in Saints tight end Jimmy Graham being slowed by an injured foot — if their own running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson weren’t also battling injuries.
However, the Bills are coming off a 23-21 road win over the Miami Dolphins, and they’re bringing to the Superdome one of the NFL’s most disruptive pass rushes. That pass rush is led by Mario Williams, who has 10 sacks so far this season and has helped the Bills disrupt 20% of opponent dropbacks — second only to the undefeated and defensive-minded Chiefs. There’s reason right there to watch Bills vs Saints game live online free streaming, because against that pass rush Drew Brees may not have time to shake off any bye-week rust.
Saints QB Drew Brees has gone 157-237 for 1,958 yards and 14 touchdowns, a monster year by any standard. By comparison, Bills QB EJ Manuel has gone 85-150 for 985 yards and 5 TDs, managing just a 25th slot in the QBR maintained by ESPN.
If the Bills have a chance, though, it’s due to the aforementioned pass defense and rushing game, only one of which really shows up on the official state line. That pass rush stat doesn’t show up in the Bills’ overall defensive performance, which is rated 24th in the League. Their passing game, meanwhile, is ranked 30th, while their offense has an overall 18th ranking and their rushing game is ranked fifth. The Saints, on the other hand, have the NFL’s sixth-ranked offense, 11th-ranked defense, 22nd-ranked ground game and second-ranked passing attack. Yeah, that’s Drew Brees in action, folks.
But before you considerin the Bills vs Saints a bloodletting waiting to happen, consider that the Bills have played all but one team close this year, and they’ve got some good momentum from last Sunday’s trip to the Gulf cost area. In addition to viewing the game’s live HDTV broadcast on CBS, you can watch Bills vs Saints game live online free streaming on DirecTV’s website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package. Although the package itself requires a subscription, anyone can watch the live streaming version free if they have it. The teams’ records may not indicate it, but this could be a very competitive game.