FBG says: Bad matchup. Eli Manning is going to get a lot of hate for his performance, and the team brought in Daniel Jones once the game got out of hand. The reality is that Manning with no Golden Tate and no Odell Beckham did not play that poorly. He completed 68% of his passes with most of the offense running through tight end Evan Engram who had a monster game with 11 receptions for 116 yards. Manning did not turn the ball over, and the offensive line did a decent job in protection with just one sack against one of the best secondaries in football. This is an offense that while they had drives stall out because of penalties or ill-timed incompletions, exceeded most of our expectations.
The Bills secondary continued its dominant performance that we saw last season where it was one of the best secondaries in football allowing just 179 yards per game. The Bills secondary is led by shut-down corner Tre'Davious White and second-year player Levi Wallace who continues his tremendous play from last season. If there is a weakness in this secondary it is slot corner Taron Johnson who struggled last week in defending Jamison Crowder who caught 14 passes. The Bills safeties are also top-notch in Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. The pass rush for the Bills continues to be a dominant force as they got to Sam Darnold four times last week. All-in-all this is one of the top defenses in football and should give the Giants all they can handle this week.