The upstart Buffalo Bills hope to take out their second NFC East opponent in as many weeks when they take on the New York Giants on Sunday. The G-Men need to shore up their offensive and defensive fronts to get back on track for the playoffs.
The Buffalo Bills will take on their second NFC East opponent in as many weeks when they head to MetLife Stadium on Sunday to take on the New York Giants. The Bills beat the formerly Super Bowl-favorite Philadelphia Eagles last week, and are now one of the hottest teams in the league thanks to an offense representing the closest thing the NFL has to a college spread offense.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has been an efficient triggerman for Buffalo, completing better than 65 percent of his passes for 1,233 yards and 10 touchdowns to just four interceptions. The running game has opened up as a result. Fred Jackson is behind only Darren McFadden and Adrian Peterson with 480 rushing yards on the season. The Bills' defense has allowed plenty of yards, but a plus-11 turnover differential has helped make up for any shortcomings.
The Giants have plenty of talent at the skill positions, but have struggled along their offensive and defensive fronts. New York is averaging just 83.8 yards per game on the ground, while giving up 122.2 to opposing offenses. During last week's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the G-Men allowed 145 yards to a previously anemic running attack led by Marshawn Lynch. The firepower of Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Co. may not be enough to keep up with the Bills, especially if the Giants can't step up along their offensive and defensive walls.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 16; 1:00pm ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Bills: WGRF 96.9 FM
Giants: WCBS 880 AM