FBG says: Good matchup. The Bills rushing attack likely is going to see a changing of the guard sooner rather than later. Frank Gore ran for just 20 yards on 11 carries, while rookie Devin Singletary had just four carries but looked explosive rushing for 70 yards with every carry being longer than 12 yards. Singletary scored 66 touchdowns in his three seasons at Florida Atlantic rushing for 6.0 yards per carry. The Bills offensive line did struggle, particularly up the middle as there was very little room for Frank Gore to get through and he was met with a defender almost immediately when running between the tackles. Josh Allen continues to be a threat on the ground as he ran the ball 10 times and was able to score a touchdown on the ground as he adds a factor to this offense that can more than make up for the lack of talent on the offensive line.
The Giants rushing defense looks to be an improved unit at least in Week 1 after last season having one of the worst rushing attacks in football after they traded Damon Harrison. The Giants held the Cowboys tandem of Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott to just 2.96 yards per carry. Jabrill Peppers seems to be the biggest addition to this defense as the run-stopping specialist had seven tackles this past week and was all over the place against the run. B.J. Hill and Dalvin Tomlinson both who have been inconsistent throughout their career were able to put together a solid game in this one and keep the elite Cowboys offensive line from creating big holes for Elliott and Pollard to run through in this game. In what could have been a game script that created a lack of motivation leading to big runs, this is a unit that fought up until the final whistle which was encouraging to see and while it is still an incredibly flawed unit at the linebacker position with Alec Ogletree and Tae Davis, it got off to an encouraging start week one.