Giants at Bills Game Preview

The Giants Beat has a complete preview of the Giants and Bills Matchup.

GAME INFO: 

October 4th, 2015

Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Will be televised on FOX at 1:00 p.m. ET

Radio channels: Sirius- channel 133, Internet- channel 820

as well as other local affiliate stations

 

FOX

Play-by-play Kenny Albert, color commentator Daryl Johnston, sideline reporter Laura Okminz

 

Radio Broadcast

Play-by-play Bob Papa, color commentator Carl Banks, sideline reporter Howard Cross

 

New York Giants:

 

2015 preseason record: 2-2

2015 regular season record: 1-2

 

2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing: Eli Manning 70 for 108 (64.8 completion %) 764 yards 4 TD, 0 INT

Rushing: Rashad Jennings 33 rushes for 96 yards, 1 TD

Receiving: Odell Beckham jr. 19 receptions for 269 yards, 2 TD

 

Buffalo Bills:

 

2014 regular season record: 9-7

2015 preseason record: 2-2

2015 regular season record: 2-1

 

2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing: Tyrod Taylor 58 for 78 (74.4 completion %) 714 yards 7 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: Karlos Williams 24 rushes for 186 yards, 3 TD

Receiving: Percy Harvin 16 receptions for 192 yards, 1 TD

 

Results of the previous 3 meetings:

 

October 16, 2011: (HOME) Giants win 27-24

December 23, 2007: (AWAY) Giants win 38-21

November 30, 2003: (HOME) Giants loss 24-7

 

 

Key Matchups:

 

Bills RB Karlos Williams vs. Giants LB Jon Beason

Williams has been averaging 7.8 yards per carry so far this season, and the Giants will need to stop Williams and company. Beason’s health is improving and will lead the Giants linebackers against the strong rushing attack of the Bills.

 

Bills DT Marcell Dareus vs. Giants C Weston Richburg

 

Richburg will be needed to help communicate and call out the many blitzes that the Bills will send. In addition to that, Richburg will be expected to help contain Dareus who is one of the many playmakers on the Bills defense.

 

Bills Cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Ronald Darby vs. Giants WR Reuben Randle and Odell Beckham jr.

 

Rookie Ronald Darby leads the league in passes defended with 8, and also has two interceptions this season.  Gilmore is no slouch either, and they will be charged with the difficult task of stopping OBJ and company.  Beckham jr. should get his opportunities to make some plays, and these matchups will be fun to watch.

 

Interesting Notes and Key Facts:

 

A week after the Giants played the top run defense in the Redskins; they now face the new top run defense in the Buffalo Bills. The Giants are second in run defense so far this season. Both teams are allowing less than 75 yards per game.

 

Buffalo also reigns supreme with their rushing attack on offense. They lead the league averaging over 150 yards per game.

 

Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is looking like he is going to play after being day-to-day with his concussion.  Jayron Hosley, who is DRC’s backup and is likely to see a lot of time regardless, was college teammates with Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

 

Although the Bill secondary is solid, they have allowed a lot of big games so far this season.  Both Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman had big games against them in Week 2. Last week, Rishard Matthews and Jarvis Landry combined 14 catches for 180 yards and two scores.  Odell Beckham jr. and Reuben Randle will have opportunities to make plays. 

 

Shane Vereen, who was a free agent, is very familiar with the Bills, having played them Bills six times during his tenure with the Patriots. Vereen also has played against the Rex Ryan led Jets on multiple occasions. The most receptions he has totaled against any team is the Bills, and the most receiving yards and touchdowns is against the Jets.

 

 

 


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