Buffalo Bills Top New York Giants; Daniel Jones Era Coming?
The Buffalo Bills took down the New York Jets at Metlife Stadium last week. Buffalo would be playing at the same stadium again in Week 2 against the New York Giants. Josh Allen outplayed Eli Manning in this game and the Bills took down New York 28-14.
Allen completed 19-of-30 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 21 yards on seven carries and a score.
Manning completed 26-of-45 passes for 250 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. He did not have a passing yard in the first quarter. Therefore, a lot of people thought Eli Manning should have been benched at half time. He stayed in the game and didn’t look much better. Eli Manning also rushed for two yards on one carry.
It is going to be interesting whether or not Head Coach Pat Shurmur will have the guts to pull him and start Daniel Jones. This team isn’t going anywhere this season anyway and they need a spark.
Speaking of sparks, Saquon Barkley had a 27-yard touchdown run for the Giants in the first quarter. He finished with 107 yards rushing on 18 carries and a score. Barkley also caught three passes for 28 yards receiving.
Josh Allen scored on a 6-yard touchdown run for the Buffalo Bills later in the first quarter.
Devin Singletary scored on a 7-yard touchdown run for Buffalo in the second quarter. He finished with 57 yards rushing on six carries and a score.
Allen threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie in the second quarter. McKenzie caught two passes for 40 yards receiving and a score. He also rushed for four yards on one carry.
Cole Beasley was the Bills leading receiver with four receptions for 83 yards receiving. He is familiar playing against them because Beasley was with the Dallas Cowboys in previous seasons.
In the fourth quarter, Eli Manning threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Jones. Jones caught three passes for 38 yards receiving and a score. He did not play last week because T.J. Jones was on the practice squad. However, the are banged up at wide receiver.
Bennie Fowler was the leading receiver for the Giants with five receptions for 51 yards receiving. He also rushed for 20 yards on one carry.
Frank Gore scored on a 1-yard touchdown run for Buffalo in the fourth-quarter after Dexter Lawrence committed a personal foul penalty on a field goal. Gore finished the game with 68 yards rushing on 19 carries and a touchdown.
Needless to say, the Buffalo Bills are setting up to potentially be a playoff team this season if they keep this up. In fact, they are playing hard on every snap and Buffalo is well-coached by Sean McDermott. Thus it will be interesting to see if they keep this up.
Pat Shurmur was asked after the game if he will make a quarterback change and Shurmur feels that everyone has to be better.
As for the New York Giants, they look lost at various moments and it could be another long season for them. For one of the most historic franchises in football, New York has started the season 0-2 for the sixth time in seven seasons and that is totally inexcusable.
Next up for the Buffalo Bills (2-0) is hosting the Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) next Sunday. New York (0-2) will go on the road and face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) next Sunday.
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