Published October 01, 2015
NEW YORK GIANTS (1-2) at BUFFALO (2-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Bills by 5-1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Giants 2-1, Bills 2-1
SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 7-5
LAST MEETING - Giants beat Bills 27-24, Oct. 16, 2011
LAST WEEK - Giants beat Redskins 32-21; Bills beat Dolphins 41-14
AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 20, Bills No. 9 (tie)
GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (T21), PASS (14).
GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (2), PASS (32).
BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (1), PASS (24).
BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (1), PASS (31).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Giants have won three of past four meetings, but two non-conference rivals are 3-3 since New York beat Buffalo 20-19 in 1991 Super Bowl in game that ended with Bills kicker Scott Norwood missing 47-yard field-goal attempt wide right in final seconds. ... Giants have been outscored 43-24 in final 15 minutes, and squandered double-digit fourth-quarter leads in both losses. ... Tom Coughlin is 7-1 against AFC East opponents as Giants coach. With 165 career regular-season wins, he's one short of tying Paul Brown for 12th on NFL list. ... With 40,519 yards passing, QB Eli Manning is 33 short of moving ahead of Joe Montana into 13th place on NFL career list. ... Manning has no TDs passing and two interceptions in two games against Buffalo - only team he has not completed at least one TD pass. ... WR Victor Cruz (calf) not expected to play after experiencing setback in practice Wednesday. Cruz has not played since season-ending knee injury last Oct. 12. ... Bills' offense hasn't ranked 11th or better in yards gained beyond Week 3 of a season since ranking 11th three games into 2012, according to STATS. ... With RB LeSean McCoy's status uncertain because of left hamstring injury, rookie Karlos Williams has opportunity to make first career start. Williams has team-leading 186 yards rushing and became NFL's ninth player to score TDs rushing in each of his first three games. ... Bills have topped 100 yards rushing in three straight for first time since final three games of 2013. ... QB Tyrod Taylor, set to make fourth career start, ranks sixth in NFL with seven TDs passing. ... CB Ronald Darby voted NFL defensive rookie of the month after leading league with eight passes defended. Second-round pick out of Florida State is also tied for league lead with two interceptions. ... Fantasy Tip: With Bills WR Sammy Watkins (calf) expected to sit, Chris Hogan has chance to earn more playing time alongside Percy Harvin and Robert Woods. Hogan had three catches for 42 yards and TD after Watkins was hurt against Miami.
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