NFL: Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET (Met Life Stadium)
Line and Odds: New York Giants, +2 Over/Under: 45
The Buffalo Bills will grapple with the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium this Sunday in their Week 2 matchup. These teams last met back in 2016 and the Bills won that game at home by a score 21-0.
The Buffalo Bills had high hopes last year that never materialized. They had a tough defense and were supposed to have found their savior at QB, in Josh Allen, but instead, it was a 6-10 season and another postseason-less year. Alen showed some flashes of brilliance but it wasn’t enough. The Bills are off to a 1-0 start this year and Allen brought them back from a 13 point deficit in the 4th quarter to bet the Jets 17-16. Can the Bill build off that win?
Bills Look To Seal A Win To Be 2-0
The Buffalo Bills did not have the season they were hoping for and they nearly got off to a 0-1 start this year, but they were able to rally back from 16-0 to beat the Jets by a score of 17-16. The defense was strong, while the offense showed that it still has a ways to go. Josh Allen did not have a good rookie season, but at times he showed flashes of why the Bills took him in the draft.
This past Sunday, he showed those flashes again, especially in the 4th quarter. The Bills entered the final frame of that game trailing 16-3 when Allen ran it in from three yards out to make the game 16-10. Later in the quarter, he drove them down and connected on a 38-yard pass to John Brown with 3:00 left in the game. That gave the Bills a 17-16 lead, which they would hold onto for the win.
Allen did not have a great game overall as he connected on 24/37 passes for 254 yards with a TD and two INTs. He did run for 38 yards and had that TD in the 4th. He will look for a more consistent showing this week against a New York team that had trouble containing Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense. The running game was clicking for the Bills as they put up 128 yards rushing, but the Giant run defense could have something to say about that after limiting Dallas to just 89 yards rushing. If Buffalo can get their ground game going, then that will make Josh Allen’s life much easier. He has a ton of talent and it’s time that the NFL starts to see it on a weekly basis.
The Giants Have A Long Way To Go
The New York Giants were picked by many to finish in the basement of the NFC East and after week one, I can see why. The team has no consistency on offense, other than Saquon Barkley, while their pass defense looks horrible. This team has a long way to go to get to compete for a playoff spot. How far? Well, they are home dogs to a team that went just 6-10 last year.
The Giants looked good on their first offensive drive as they scored a TD and led the game 7-0 but it was mostly downhill after that in the 35-17 loss. Eli Manning hit 30/44 passes for 306 yards in the game, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the offense was inconsistent all night. He is not the answer for the Giants any more and it seems like it is just a matter of time before they insert Daniel Jones into the starting lineup. He was taken 6th overall in the draft and had a tremendous training camp.
The Bills looked like the much-improved team than the Giants at this moment. The Giants may have the overall edge on offense, however, Manning is no longer the answer for the team. Buffalo has a massive edge on defense in this game and Allen will be playing with more confidence to lead the Bills to a 2-0 start.