The Giants were ripped apart by a big, athletic passer who likes to fire deep in Week 1. Josh Allen can tap into some of what Prescott did to New York fresh off leading a big fourth-quarter comeback in the same venue. The Giants likely won’t have top wideout Sterling Shepard, allowing the Bills to focus extra safety attention on Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram.
Josh Allen has shortcomings, but he makes plays and can run. Strong performance by Buffalo against the Jets. The Giants lost to Dallas, but weren’t horrible.
Can the Bills bottle up Saquon Barkley? Maybe. Regardless, you could make a case the Jets offense they faced last week is better than this Giants unit as a whole.
They came from behind in the fourth quarter to do so. The defense was outstanding. I think that continues here. The Giants are a mess.
Buffalo’s defense is the real deal. New York’s defense is not, having allowed touchdown drives of 75, 93, 83, 75 and 89 yards on five consecutive possessions from the first through third quarters against Dallas in Week 1.
The Bills allowed just 3.4 yards per play in Week 1 and they might have a field day against Eli Manning. As great as Saquon Barkley is, he only ran the ball 11 times in Week 1 because the Giants fell behind early. If the Bills can force some turnovers, get good field positioning and get on top early, the Giants might be pressured to throw the ball a ton again.
The Bills (1-0), who pulled off a remarkable comeback against the Jets last week, have the unusual distinction of playing consecutive road games in the same stadium against different teams. If all goes well this week, they could be 2-0 at MetLife before the Giants or Jets have a win there.
The Bills defense might be really good. They throttled the Jets last week. New York has a lot of injuries at receiver, which isn’t ideal. The Giants defense also looked pretty bad at Dallas.
Buffalo's defense kept it in the game against the Jets as its offense was self-destructing, but then Josh Allen got it together in the fourth quarter. The Giants were overmatched against Dallas' defense and Buffalo's is no slouch.
The Bills weren’t nearly impressive enough in Week 1 to be favored against a team with which they shared the same preseason projected win total. Josh Allen won’t have the same success against the Giants’ defense that Dak Prescott did.
A rematch of Super Bowl XXV. The Bills (1-0) are playing at MetLife Stadium for the second straight week, while the Giants (0-1) are set for the home opener. Buffalo is the better team, but Josh Allen is erratic. Taking the underdog.
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