After a dropping their opener in Dallas, the New York Giants (0-1) return home to Metlife Stadium to host the Buffalo Bills (1-0) for their first home game of the season. Kickoff is it 1pm EST.
Sunday’s game will mark the the 13th time the teams face off in the regular season, with the series tied at six. This will be the second week in a row that Buffalo will play at Metlife Stadium, last week Buffalo overcame a 16 point deficit to defeat the New York Jets.
A win this week for the Giants will improve their season record to 1-1 as well as 3-3 at home against the Bills. They currently are 4-3 in Buffalo.
The two teams last played on October 4th, 2015 in Buffalo NY where the Giants defeated the Bills 24-10.
Manning VS Buffalo:
Eli Manning is 3-0 vs Buffalo with only three touchdowns and three interceptions and only a 58% completion rating through the three games.
Injury Report as of Wednesday 9/11:
NEW YORK GIANTS:
Did Not Practice: TE Garrett Dickerson (Quad) LB Kareem Martin (Knee), WR Sterling Shepard (Concussion), WR Darius Slayton (Hamstring)
Limited Participation in Practice: LB Markus Golden (Hip), DL Dexter Lawrence (Shoulder), G Kevin Zeitler (Shoulder)
Did Not Participate in Practice: LB Lorenzo Alexander (Rest), WR John Brown (Rest), CB Taron Johnson (Hamstring), T Ty Nsekhe (Rest), DT Jordan Phillips (Illness), WR Andre Roberts (Quad)
Limited Participation in Practice: TE Tyler Kroft Foot
Did You Know?
Eli Manning did not throw for a touchdown pass in the game against Buffalo in 2011, but still threw 21-32 for 292 yards.
Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur and Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott worked together in Philadelphia from 1999-2008.
There are only two remaining Giants on the roster from the last meeting against Buffalo,Eli Manning and Zak Deossie
They Said It!
Janoris Jenkins On Buffalo’s Offense: “We just have to defend the end breakers. Everything’s end breakers with these guys. They like to take a shot every now and then. We just have to stay within the scheme and play great defense. “
Evan Engram on the Buffalo defense being different from the Cowboys’ defense: “They have a lot of different looks. They send their safeties really heavy and they rely on their safeties to come in and make plays in the run game. They play a little bit more man (coverage) than we saw last week. They’re a really disciplined team and really physical—Dallas was really physical as well—but I think they move a little bit more, and their defense and their blitzes rely on the guys in the secondary to be physical in the run game and also be well in man-to-man. “
Jabril Peppers on how important it is to bounce back after a loss: “Every game is important. Especially coming off a loss, you want to play the next game as fast as possible to get a chance to rinse that bad taste out of your mouth. It’s a home game, the first one of the year, so it’s definitely a big game for us.
Eli Manning on urgency from this team to not fall 0-2: “There is always urgency, you have to understand the difference between stressing and forcing, and urgency. I think it’s still a matter of having great preparation, great work, it starts on the practice field. Understanding the game plan, going out there and executing. ”
Buffalo Head Coach Sean McDermott on Pat Shurmur: “I think he’s a phenomenal person and a phenomenal coach. He’s a good family man. He’s obviously engineered some really good offenses over the years. I learned a lot by being around Pat. I was a young coach back in the day under Any Reid, and Pat was a little bit further along than I was. I had a chance to look up to him, just watch how he did things, and the way he coached.”