Bills improve to 2-0 with 28-14 win over the Giants

The Bills are 2-0 for the first time since 2014 after back-to-back wins at MetLife Stadium

Derek Kramer
September 15, 2019 - 1:45 pm

The Buffalo Bills improved to 2-0 on the 2019 season with a 28-14 win on Sunday over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The Bills overcame a poor start in their first drives on offense and defense, and ended up coming away with their second road win of the season, both coming at MetLife Stadium.

Josh Allen was far more protective with the football this week, but also was in rhythm through the air once again, going 19-of-30 for 253 yards and a touchdown. Frank Gore led the Bills in rushing with 68 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, while Cole Beasley led all players with 83 receiving yards on four catches. 

Buffalo allowed the Giants to march right down the field on the game's opening drive with a five-play, 75-yard drive that resulted in a 27-yard touchdown run for running back Saquon Barkley. The second-year running back also had 55 yards rushing on the opening drive to put the Giants on the scoreboard first.

The Bills promptly went three-and-out on their first drive, but Buffalo turned things around right after that.

Buffalo ripped off 21 unanswered points on three straight drives, starting with a six-yard touchdown run for Allen on a called run play for the quarterback. On the next drive, rookie running back Devin Singletary scored his first career touchdown as he scampered off for a 14-yard touchdown run. The scoring frenzy was capped off by a 14-yard touchdown pass from Allen to Isaiah McKenzie that made the score 21-7. 

The Giants had several chances to get points to end the first half, but New York came away empty with a missed field goal from 48 yards and an interception on a tipped pass. 

The second half was not as kind to the Bills offense, who put up just 14 total yards in a scoreless third quarter for both teams.

However, once the Giants pulled back to within one score at 21-14, the Bills responded with their final touchdown drive on a one-yard touchdown run for Gore. This came after the Giants committed a personal foul penalty on a field goal attempt by Stephen Hauschka. The touchdown was Gore's first rushing touchdown since November of 2017. 

Not all ended well for Buffalo, however.

The Bills lost running back Devin Singletary and offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe to injuries in the win. Both players did not return to the game.

Head coach Sean McDermott will have more information on the injured players in the coming days. 

 

Scoring Summary: 

First Quarter: 

  • 7-0 GIANTS - Giants touchdown - Saquon Barkley 27-yard touchdown run (Aldrick Rosas' extra-point attempt is good) 
    • Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:24
  • 7-7 TIE - Bills touchdown - Josh Allen 6-yard touchdown run (Stephen Hauschka's extra-point attempt is good) 
    • Drive info: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:46

Second Quarter:

  • 14-7 BILLS - Bills touchdown - Devin Singletary 14-yard touchdown run (Stephen Hauschka's extra-point attempt is good) 
    • Drive info: 11 plays, 70 yards, 4:15
  • 21-7 BILLS - Bills touchdown - Josh Allen 14-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie (Stephen Hauschka's extra-point attempt is good) 
    • Drive info: 7 plays, 98 yards, 4:26 
  • 21-7 BILLS - Giants missed field goal - Aldrick Rosas' 48-yard field goal attempt is no good 
  • 21-7 BILLS - Bills interception - Trent Murphy picks off an Eli Manning pass that was batted down at the line of scrimmage by Ed Oliver.

Third Quarter: 

  • NONE

Fourth Quarter: 

  • 21-14 BILLS - Giants touchdown - Eli Manning 4-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Jones (Aldrick Rosas' extra-point attempt is good)
    • Drive info: 12 plays, 76 yards, 6:17 
  • 28-14 BILLS - Bills touchdown - Frank Gore 1-yard touchdown run (Stephen Hauschka's extra-point attempt is goodextra point is good) 
    • Drive info: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:03
  • 28-14 BILLS - Bills interception - Jordan Poyer picks off a Eli Manning, was downed by contact at the Buffalo 2-yard line


LoTempio Complete Stats of the Game 
 

Individual Stats 

Passing: 

Buffalo Bills: 

Josh Allen: 19-of-30, 253 yards, 1 TD 


New York Giants: 

Eli Manning: 25-of-44, 222 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT 

 

Rushing: 

Buffalo Bills: 

Frank Gore: 19 carries, 68 yards, 1 TD 

Devin Singletary: 6 carries, 57 yards, 1 TD 

Josh Allen: 7 carries, 21 yards, 1 TD 

Isaiah McKenzie: 1 carry, 4 yards 

Patrick DiMarco: 1 carry, 1 yard 


New York Giants: 

Saquon Barkley: 18 carries, 107 yards, 1 TD 

Bennie Fowler: 1 carry, 20 yards 

Eli Manning: 1 carry, 2 yard 

 

Receiving: 

Buffalo Bills: 

Cole Beasley: 4 receptions, 83 yards 

John Brown: 7 receptions, 72 yards 

Isaiah McKenzie: 2 receptions, 40 yards, 1 TD 

Dawson Knox: 1 reception, 18 yards 

Frank Gore: 2 receptions, 15 yards 

Zay Jones: 1 reception, 14 yards 

Lee Smith: 1 reception, 8 yards 

Patrick DiMarco: 1 reception, 3 yards 


New York Giants: 

Bennie Fowler: 5 receptions, 51 yards 

Evan Engram: 6 receptions, 48 yards 

Cody Latimer: 3 receptions, 30 yards 

Cody Core: 3 receptions, 28 yards 

Saquon Barkley: 3 receptions, 28 yards 

Russell Shepard: 2 receptions, 19 yards 

T.J. Jones: 2 receptions, 10 yards 

Rhett Ellison: 1 reception, 8 yards 

 

Defense: 

Buffalo Bills: 

Tre'Davious White: 8 tackles 

Siran Neal: 8 tackles 

Levi Wallace: 8 tackles, 1 pass defensed 

Lorenzo Alexander: 4 tackles, 0.5 sack

Harrison Phillips: 3 tackles, 0.5 sack

Jordan Poyer: 2 tackles, 1 interception 

Trent Murphy: 1 tackle, 1 interception 


New York Giants: 

Antoine Bethea: 10 tackles 

Janoris Jenkins: 7 tackles 

Markus Golden: 6 tackles, 1 sack 

Lorenzo Carter: 4 tackles, 0.5 sack 

Oshane Ximines: 2 tackles, 0.5 sack 

Olsen Pierre: 1 tackle, 1 sack 

 

Team Stats:

Total Yards: 

BUF: 388
NYG: 370

Passing Yards: 

BUF: 237
NYG: 241

Rushing Yards: 

BUF: 151
NYG: 129

First Downs: 

BUF: 24
NYG: 21

Penalties: 

BUF: 9 for 65 yards 
NYG: 7 for 40 yards 

Time of Possession: 

BUF: 32:28
NYG: 27:22

 

What's next: 

The Bills (2-0) return to Buffalo to play their home opener at New Era Field against the Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) next Sunday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. on WGR Sports Radio 550 with John Murphy, Eric Wood and Sal Capaccio on the call.

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