Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills have put themselves as the King of New York State as they have now defeated both the New York Jets and the New York Giants in consecutive weeks. Today’s victory over the Giants sends the Bills off to a 2-0 record as they head back to Buffalo for their home opener next Sunday against the Bengals.

With the Giants coming out of the gate and feeding the rock to Saquon Barkley early, the Bills were smacked in the face by the Giants running game on the opening drive which helped the Giants take a 7-0 lead. After the Bills punted on their first offensive drive, the Giants would decline and the Bills capitalized.

Allen would put the Bills on the board with a quarterback keeper to the right side in which Jon Feliciano, Mitch Morse and Frank Gore led the way for the quarterback to reach the pylon.

 

The Bills defense woke up and punished Eli Manning. They also contained Barkley and shut down the running game, the only hope the Giants seem to have heading into the game. Under continuous pressure, the defense sacked Manning once and picked him off twice (Trent Murphy before halftime, Jordan Poyer at the end).

 

The Bills Running Offense

Allen, Devin Singletary, Frank Gore and Isaiah McKenzie all saw the endzone today on the ground. Gore finished as the Bills’ leading rusher with 68 yards, Singletary scored his first career touchdown while finishing with 57 rushing yards (he would later exit the game with a hamstring injury). The Bills running offense was filled with questions after the surprising release of LeSean McCoy, but they have responded nicely.

 

Biggest takeaways: 

  • Allen is looking more confident and comfortable, while utilizing the weapons around him.
  • The running game came alive today.
  • The defense continues to reck opposing offenses’.

 

The Bills head back to New Era Field rolling at 2-0 and will host the Cincinnati Bengals for a 1PM kickoff.

 

-Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the Bills. Brandon can be followed on Twitter at @brandon_ray79. 

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