Hoping to dodge their first 0-3 start since the 2007 season, the New Orleans Saints meet the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome.
The game begins at 1 p.m. EDT and will be shown by CBS, or watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
The Saints failed to overcome three straight touchdown drives by the Carolina Panthers en route to a 35-27 loss. Quarterback Drew Brees did lead two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter and scored on a one-yard run with 1:55 left. Brees did have a chance to lead one more drive to tie, but was intercepted with :17 remaining.
Brees went 31-for-49 for 253 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. His first interception led to a nine-yard return for a score by Charles Godfrey in the first quarter.
The Saints allowed 219 rushing yards, led by Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, who had a career-high 71 for the game.
Running back Darren Sproles did most of his work receiving, grabbing 13 balls for 128 yards, and fellow tailback Pierre Thomas carried nine times for 110 yards.
A poor rushing defense squashed the Saints, but early turnovers stalled the Chiefs offense as they fell to the Buffalo Bills 35-17.
Kansas City was in a 21-0 hole by halftime thanks to Bills running back C.J. Spiller, who ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Buffalo totaled 201 rushing yards on the day.
Quarterback Matt Cassel and running back Peyton Hillis fumbled on consecutive drives in the second quarter, and the Chiefs didn’t reach the endzone until midway through the fourth quarter.
Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe scored both Kansas City touchdowns, and made eight receptions for 102 yards.
The Chiefs may have trouble on offense again Sunday, as wide receiver Dexter McCluster is questionable, and tight end Kevin Boss is listed as out.
Brees may be down one of his top receivers as Marques Colston is questionable.
Betting Odds: New Orleans is favored by 9 points; Over/Under: 53 points
Prediction: Kansas City’s secondary is still suffering with injuries, and Brees should pick them apart Sunday, even with Colston out.
Predicted Score: New Orleans 30, Kansas City 6