Bills, Saints stumbling into Thanksgiving night matchup

The Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints both have seen recent stumbles overshadow promising starts to the season as they prepare for a Thanksgiving night clash in the Superdome.

The Saints have lost three straight. The Bill have lost three of five and are coming off a surprisingly uncompetitive 41-15 home loss to Indianapolis.

New Orleans offensive lineman James Hurst says the injury-plagued Saints aren’t making excuses and are eager to return to action less than a week after losing at Philadelphia on Sunday.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen says Buffalo can’t let last week’s disappointment affect this week’s game.

The New Orleans Saints have scratched hobbled running back Mark Ingram and left tackle Terron Armstead has returned to the lineup against Buffalo on Thursday night.

The Bills listed receiver and returner Isaiah McKenzie as a healthy scratch following his fumble last week. Ingram entered the game as questionable because of a knee injury that limited him in practice this week.

Fullback Alex Armah is a healthy scratch as the Saints have decided to go with a backfield of Tony Jones Jr., Dwayne Washington and newly acquired Adam Prentice.

The Bills had seven healthy scratches including running back Zack Moss.

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