Buffalo Bills offense continues to struggle against the New York Giants
Fans were expecting a rebound home game against the 1-4 New York Giants during prime time, due to the Giants team struggling on all assets, but that game ended up playing out differently. The Bills' offense was nowhere to be found in this game, as they've looked even more out of rhythm than they did the week prior.
Receivers Gabe Davis and Trent Sherfield were falling on routes. Davis would also fumble to halt the offense's rhythm, along with the offense committing lots of penalties. There were times when the run game would be effective, but was abandoned, which is questionable as the Giants run defense is almost dead last in total rushing yards allowed in the NFL.
Josh Allen would also struggle in the first half, completing just 8/18 passes in the first half, along with an interception.
The Bills quarterback would also have to be subbed out for injury late in the second quarter, coming to find out he sprained his AC joint in his throwing shoulder. However, Allen would come back later that drive but would end up throwing that interception, giving the Giants a chance to increase their lead by two possessions before halftime.
This would seem to be the case, as Kaiir Elam would commit a pass-interference penalty in the endzone, giving the Giants the ball on the one-yard line with 14 seconds left in the half.
Luckily for the Bills, Giants and former Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor would make a game-altering mistake to audible to a run play with no timeouts left in the half, and end up scoreless on that drive as time would expire.
In the second half, the Bills' offense would finally show life, as they ate up the entire clock with an 18-play drive that resulted in a passing touchdown to Deonte Harty. This was mainly thanks to the Bills offense finally mixing in some runs with Cook and quick passes by Allen. Yet there were still some questionable play calls when the offense was on the goal line.
Dorsey would elect to run the ball up the middle with Murray two times in a row, which was questionable due to the second run being from the one-inch line, where Allen could've probably sneaked it himself for an easy score.
Thankfully, Dorsey drew up a nice play for Deonte Harty to be wide open for a walk-in touchdown, putting the Bills up by one.
After the Giants scored a field goal and led by two, the Bills offense would have another impressive drive, including a series of runs and passes that ended up leading to a score, as Allen would work his magic by threading the needle to Quintin Morris to put the Bills up by 5.
After the Giants turned over the ball on downs, the Bills offense would make the Giants waste two timeouts, and decide to try to ice the game on third down, as Allen fired a catchable ball to Dawson Knox, who couldn't complete the catch.
More problems would occur when Tyler Bass would miss his second field goal of the game, giving the Giants a chance to win. However, the defense would end up holding the Giants to no score as time expired.
Even though the Bills won this game, they were a bad play call away from losing this must-win game, especially when it's against a team like the Giants, a team they should've blown out. It makes fans wonder why and how the Bills can bounce back from two sluggish weeks from the offense.