2.) Buffalo Bills (4-2) - win vs. New York Giants, 14-9
What a primetime game for Buffalo, but not exactly the one that was expected. The Bills struggled heavily on offense through the first three quarters and were not able to get on the board until the start of the fourth quarter. Coming into this game, the Bills were a 15 point favorite as the Giants had a lot of injuries on the offensive line and Daniel Jones being ruled out due to a neck injury. Former Bills’ quarterback Tyrod Taylor would step in and face his old team for the first time since he was traded away in 2018.
The Giants’ offense would not see the endzone, despite having multiple chances inside the Bills’ 5-yard line which included the potential game-winning touchdown that could not be brought in by tight end Darren Waller. The run games by both teams were fairly even (132 yards to 128 yards), and both Josh Allen and Tyrod Taylor were somewhat similar in passing numbers, only Allen had a turnover as compared to Taylor. However, Allen would finish with two passing touchdowns to both Deonte Harty and tight end Quinton Morris (which would be the game-winner).
It was the Bills’ defense who won this game. Holding New York to 9 points off of three field goals, and getting big stops in crucial moments, Buffalo was the better defensive team when it mattered the most. Buffalo managed to sack Taylor three times and make some big stops against Saquon Barkley on third-down situations.
This game, heck even this week proved that the NFL is a week-to-week schedule. Sure, the Bills barely beat a one-win team, but I bet 49ers fans and Eagles fans wished that their teams won their close games.
The Bills get back in the win column and will hit the road as they look to correct their mistakes against a down-and-beaten New England Patriots team.