For the second consecutive week, the offense for the Buffalo Bills struggled to find their rhythm until late in the game. While the Bills would get the close 14-9 win, the offense put themselves in positions of almost giving the game away.
Whether it was questionable playcalling, the tipped pass that Josh Allen threw that resulted in an interception in the third quarter, or coming up short with less than two minutes left to put the game away when Dawson Knox could not reel in a third-down catch, forcing the Bills to go for a field goal and Tyler Bass missing his second field goal. This put the New York Giants in a position to walk down the field and win the game.
Josh Allen went 19/30 (63% completion rate) for 169 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He finished the game with a 45.9 QB rating.
Allen didn't look comfortable, as he was pressured a good amount of times, but only truly ran the ball twice for 11 yards. One disadvantage that Allen faced going into this game is that Giants' head coach Brian Daboll, who was Allen's offensive coordinator from 2018-2021, knew his strengths and weaknesses. Daboll knows how to beat Allen and the Giants' defense locked down the Bills' defense until the fourth quarter.
At the end of the day, the Giants had a bottom ranked defense with injuries all around and they made Allen look confused and pressured at times. On any given Sunday, any team can be beat. However, the great quarterbacks find a way to get things going early rather than late in the game. The most important part is that Allen was able to help wake the offense up in the fourth quarter, but the first three quarters it was a struggle for them.