National Football League
Preview
Buffalo at N.Y. Giants
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 15, 2019
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

After using an impressive comeback to defeat one team that resides at MetLife Stadium, the Buffalo Bills go for a sweep when they visit the New York Giants on Sunday. Buffalo allowed the first 16 points in its season opener before rallying in the second half to post a 17-16 road victory over the New York Jets.

Josh Allen orchestrated a pair of touchdown drives in the fourth quarter, scoring on a 3-yard scramble to get the Bills within 16-10 before connecting with John Brown for a 38-yard TD with three minutes remaining. Allen's late heroics helped atone for his earlier play, as he became the first NFL quarterback to commit four turnovers (two interceptions, two fumbles) in a victory since 2013. Unlike Buffalo, the Giants got off to a good start in their opener before things went downill in their 35-17 loss at Dallas. New York struggled against the pass, allowing 16.2 yards per completion, and surrendered seven overall plays of 20 or more yards - including three for at least 35.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Bills -1.5. O/U: 44

ABOUT THE BILLS (1-0): Rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson will have to wait a while to make his NFL debut as he received a six-game suspension from the league for violating its personal conduct policy. The 21-year-old from Texas A&M, who pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct on Wednesday after facing three charges for an incident involving his girlfriend in May, was on the commissioner's exempt list for Week 1 and won't be eligible to return to the team until Oct. 28. Brown proved to be a big-play threat for Buffalo last week, making a 28-yard catch to go with his game-winning touchdown reception.

ABOUT THE GIANTS (0-1): New York's defense could be in for another difficult day, as Buffalo recorded six plays of 20 or more yards last week, but defensive coordinator James Bettcher has confidence in his players' ability to bounce back. "I love the character of this group because there is no crumbling at the knees," he told reporters. "There is no pointing fingers, there's a lot of ownership and there is a lot of accountability in this group." With wide receiver Sterling Shepard (six catches, 42 yards) in concussion protocol, more may be expected of tight end Evan Engram, who set career highs last week with 11 receptions and 116 yards.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Giants recorded 470 total yards in their season opener but were just 2-for-11 on third down.

2. Buffalo has allowed fewer than 210 passing yards in nine consecutive games, its longest such streak since 2004 and the longest run in the NFL since Seattle's 13-game stretch from 2013-14.

3. New York placed LB Kareem Martin (knee) on injured reserve and signed WR TJ Jones, who was released on Aug. 31 after leading the team in receptions during the preseason.

PREDICTION: Bills 24, Giants 14
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf OT Div Conf
Buffalo 3-0 W3 25.0 16.7 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 - - 1-0
N.Y. Giants 3-0 W3 29.3 19.3 2-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 - - 1-0
Last Meeting
Buffalo N.Y. Giants
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
8/20/16 NYG 0 BUF 21 343 70 273 166 102 64
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Buffalo T. Taylor 70.0 132 1 0
N.Y. Giants E. Manning 44.4 44 0 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Buffalo J. Wilder Jr. 11 31 2.8 0
N.Y. Giants B. Rainey Jr. 2 70 35.0 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Buffalo C. Clay 1 59 59.0 0
N.Y. Giants O. Beckham Jr. 1 22 22.0 0
Touchdowns Player TD
Buffalo G. Little 1
N.Y. Giants U. 'Unga 0
Season
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Buffalo M. Barkley 76.3 378 3 0
N.Y. Giants D. Jones 83.3 369 2 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Buffalo M. Murphy 19 72 3.8 0
N.Y. Giants J. Hilliman 22 70 3.2 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Buffalo I. McKenzie 3 99 33.0 0
N.Y. Giants C. Latimer 5 105 21.0 0
Touchdowns Player TD
Buffalo D. Williams 2
N.Y. Giants B. Fowler 2