The New Orleans Saints lost their first football game on the 2013 NFL schedule two weeks ago in heartbreaking fashion leaving the Chiefs as the lone undefeated team left in the NFL. Now the Saints must regroup against a deceptively tough Buffalo Bills squad to avoid dialing up an unlikely losing streak when we watch Buffalo Bills vs New Orleans Saints online free live streaming week 8 Sunday Football on CBS by following the links found below.
The Saints rested during their bye week last weekend after Tom Brady orchestrated an incredible game-winning drive that buried New Orleans 30-27 and handed their first loss of the year. It was a game in which the Saints had battled back from an early deficit to take a late lead on the road, but then Brady’s magic connected with Kenbrell Thompkins for a 17-yard touchdown pass with a mere 5 seconds left on the game clock in the fourth quarter. Many of the fans in attendance had already began making their way to their cars.
Despite the tough loss in a hard stadium to win in, the Saints are doing everything right this year. After putting one of the worst defenses in the league on the field last year, the 2013 squad is fourth in the league with 17.2 yards allowed per game. Last year’s average was more than 10 yards per game more, and the difference shows up in their 5-1 record.
On offense, quarterback Drew Brees is running the Saints like a well-oiled machine. They are scoring 26.8 points per game and amassing nearly 400 yards of offense, though Brees’ numbers have declined over the past two games with sub-300 yard passing performances following a streak of huge offensive performances to start the 2013 campaign. His 47.2 passing percentage agains the Patriots was the worst of the season for Brees by far.
New Orleans might be concerned about their running game average 3.4 yards per carry, 28th in the league, if the backs weren’t contributing in other ways. Through six games, Saints running backs have caught 69 passes thus far from Brees. That tops the league, and it’s a formula that seems to be working so I expect Brees to stick with it and avoid clogging up the middle of the field with busted running plays.
One concern for New Orleans and their fans today is the status of stud tight end Jimmy Graham. The league leader amongst tight ends with 593 receiving yards hurt his foot against the Patriots last week and is questionable for today’s game. Prior to that Patriots start he had caught 100 or more yards worth of passes in four consecutive games. The Patriots clamped down on Graham and held him without a catch thanks to stellar play from cornerback Aqib Talib.
Buffalo nearly dropped their third straight game last week but eeked out a win against the Dolphins 23-21. The game winner was kicked with 31 second left on the clock and the defense was able to hold off Miami from marching down and countering with a game-winning field goal of their own.
Despite starting the year with a rookie quarterback and then replacing him with another due to injury in Thaddeus Lewis, the Bills are the only team along with the Broncos to score at least 20 points in every game. Their record 3-4 record might not be ideal, but the most they have been down in any game is 14 points and they have held a lead in every game this year except for one. They’re playing a lot better than their record indicates and that’s something the Saints will want to keep in mind today.
The Sunday 2013 NFL week 8 schedule football game between the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints will start with kick-off at 1pm EST / 10PST from the Superdome. CBS will be televising the game in HD so check those local listings for which channel to tune into. You can also watch Bills vs Saints online free live streaming football on CBS at the CBS Sports website including analysis here with the added benefit of week 8 live scores.
You can also choose to watch CBS online streaming via mobile devices including cell phones and iPads by subscribing to DirecTV with the Max upgrade, designed specifically for streaming football. My prediction is that the Bills give the Saints a run for their money but ultimately come up short by eight points playing on the road.