//widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsNjkwNzcx?autoplay=trueThe New York Giants will be reunited with Rex Ryan when they play the Bills on Sunday. The Bills are 2-1, with their only loss occurring to the New England Patriots, who look to be one of the best teams in the NFL during the early season.
Coach Tom Coughlin spoke to the challenges that the Bills will cause the Giants this weekend.
“They have an outstanding array of talent, both defensively and offensively," noted Coughlin. "They’re the number one rushing team in the NFL, they’re the number one rush defense in the NFL. They’re a very good defensive football team, multiple personnel, multiple challenges in pass protection.”
Notoriously, a Rex Ryan coached team will have a great defense that will be able to get after the passer. Ryan also loves to run the ball in order to grind out victories with his strong defenses. However, the Bills could possibly be without starting running back LeSean McCoy. If so, Karlos Williams will take most of the carries, and Coughlin talked up Williams’ abilities.
“We know LeSean very well, and he’s an excellent runner, always had significant days against us. But Williams is a powerful guy, a bigger guy, a slam it up in there, north and south guy. He has the speed to get outside, he’s 4.48.”
Another new dynamic that this Bills team brings is a very mobile quarterback in Tyrod Taylor. So far, the Giants have played against Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, and Kirk Cousins, none of which are much of a threat with their legs. Taylor can make plays with his legs, and is able to extend plays. The Giants are going to need to contain Taylor if they want to win this game.
On the offensive side of the ball, Eli Manning has yet to throw an interception. Sometimes Manning has had the tendency in the past to throw too many interceptions, but he is protecting the ball well so far this season. Coughlin acknowledged this saying, “I see a guy working hard to take care of the ball.”
In order for Manning to see continued success, the offensive line will need to protect him from a highly talented Bills defensive line that includes Marcell Dareus and Mario Williams. The Giants are hoping to have tackle Ereck Flowers back, but either way it will be a challenge.
Coughlin explained the matchup with the Bills defense saying, “Well, it’s a significant challenge because you've got a team who’s led the NFL in sacks for two years in a row. And they’ve also worked very hard, and they are the number one defense against the run.”
On Sunday we will see if the Giants are up to the task of playing the Bills. Every game so far they have competed in, having a fourth quarter lead in all three. Another good competitive matchup is in store on Sunday.