New York Giants: Zeroes and Heroes of Game 2 vs Buffalo

Ryan Connelly, New York Giants. Frank Gore, Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants went down relatively quietly to Buffalo in their home opener, 28-14. Here are our Big Blue Zeroes and heroes of game two.

Another bad loss for the New York Giants on Sunday. This game started almost the same way for Big Blue as the season opener in Dallas. The G-Men playing at home for the first time in 2019, scored a touchdown on their opening possession behind a strong showing from Saquon Barkley. The sophomore running back carried three times for 47 yards. His coup-de-gras came on the final play of the drive, a 27-yard touchdown run.

After their initial score, the Giants offense fell into the same hole they did in week one. Their next five possessions resulted in a trio of three-and-outs, a missed 48-yard field goal, and a pickoff. Meanwhile, just like Dallas, Buffalo scored on their ensuing three drives after their punt to open the game. Bills QB Josh Allen had receivers open everywhere as the New York Giants secondary again looked clueless.

In a nutshell, this game came down to opportunities. Buffalo took advantage of them while Big Blue faltered when they had their own chances. For example, Eli Manning had a pass tipped in the first half that Buffalo’s Jordan Poyer was able to pull in. The Giants had two similar chances in the second half, but couldn’t do the same.

Buffalo won the game as much as Big Blue lost it. Even so, there is plenty of blame to go around for the Giants. Additionally, as hard as it may be to find heroes in this loss, they exist. Big Blue did have some nice plays of their own on Sunday. Here are our zeroes and heroes of week one.