The NY Giants had the New England Patriots on the ropes on Sunday, but couldn't finish the job. New England moved to 9-0 on the season and will look to continue their perfect season against the Buffalo Bills.
The two teams last faced off in Week 2 with the Patriots holding on to a 40-32 win over the Bills. By the sounds of it, offensive guard Richie Incognito is excited for the rematch.
Incognito has had an All-Pro type of season to date and he and the Bills will be trying to pull off the upset next week on Monday Night Football. Buffalo will probably be seen as a big underdog heading into the game, but don't count out Incognito and the Bills. The Bills have seem to find their identify on offense in the last two weeks and have had plenty of success. Against AFC East foes in Week 9 and 10, the Bills have rushed the ball for 414 yards and three touchdowns. A successful run game could help the Bills control the clock and keep the ball out of Tom Brady's hands.
Defensively, Buffalo will need a much better gameplan. In Week 2, New England's offense had 507 total yards against the Bills. While the Bills will need to find a way to slow down Brady, injuries to the Patriots could help Buffalo's chances. Running back Dion Lewis had 138 yards in Week 2 versus Buffalo but he's out for the remainder of the season. In addition, Julian Edelman, who had two touchdown receptions and 109 total yards in Week 2, left Sunday's game against the Giants with a foot injury. Postgame, it didn't look promising for Edelman.
UPDATE: An update on Edelman doesn't bode well for the receiver or the Patriots.
Regardless of who plays and doesn't play, the Bills need to play their best football of the season to pull off the upset against the Patriots. There's no doubt that the entire team is as excited as Incognito to knock off the Patriots, but it's much easier said than done.