3 Key Matchups for the Buffalo Bills versus New York Giants

The Bills look to get back on track in a Sunday Night Showdown against the Giants, these three matchups will be key in the Bills taking home the win
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2.) Bills run game versus the Giants defense

One of the biggest improved areas for the Bills this year has been their ability to run the ball. In last Sunday’s loss, the Bills had no run game presence, which was a big factor in the offense failing to sustain drives. When the Bills have run the ball well this season, it has opened up their entire offense and helped lead them to owning a top-five offense.

The Giants own the NFL’s 23rd-ranked rushing defense, allowing 92.2 yards a game. James Cook should be able to get it going after a down week, which will let the Bills offense get back to their explosive ways. It will also allow Josh Allen to have another big-time game, which has catapulted him into the MVP conversation.

Since week one, Josh Allen has been spectacular, and a top-three MVP candidate. This season, he has now thrown for 11 touchdowns, 1,407 yards, and a 105.6 passer rating. A huge chunk of that success has come from play action, where Allen has been lethal. On play-action this year, Allen has an 80% completion percentage (3rd), 12.9 yards per attempt (1st), a 158.3 passer rating (1st), and also leads the league with five touchdowns. The established run game allows for play action, which unlocks a perfect Josh Allen.