While Taylor ranks fifth in quarterback rating (116.1) through the first three starts of his career, Manning is 12th (97.9) but has no interceptions in 108 attempts. That nullified a 32-yard touchdown strike by quarterback Tyrod Taylor that would have at least given Buffalo a desperation chance to tie the game. “There are situations you’ve just got to shut up sometimes”.
– John Wawrow reporting from Orchard Park, New York.
Peterson, 30, is at an age when running backs tend to wear down, but after being suspended for 15 games last season, he has emerged as an example of how an extended break from the rigors of competition can rejuvenate an aging star. He wasn’t as enthusiastic about the second half.
Cutler will be without one of his favorite targets in wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who is out for the third straight week with a hamstring injury.
“Indeed. And while he already won last year”s NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, he”s close to completing the triple crown for receivers through their first tour of the league. We talk all the time about team; that’s what we got today: team.
-DT Markus Kuhn (knee) was limited in Wednesday’s practice.
Buffalo’s 17 penalties were the highest total by a Giants opponent in the Coughlin era and the most since Washington had 17 on September 21, 2003.
The Giants built a lead and they protected it the majority of the ball game. Those final two play calls left a lot to be desired, and all that was really needed was the “ground-and-pound’ offense they touted in the spring and summer, specifically with a 243-pound running back that specializes in north-south runs”.
Prediction: This will be one of my games to watch this weekend. Three happened when New York was up two touchdowns in the closing minutes.
Against the Patriots, Buffalo had 14 penalties for 140 yards. The Niners have been trailing by margin early in each of their last two losses, unable to get Carlos Hyde going as the focal point of the offense.
The New York Giants had five receivers with multiple receptions, and that makes a team very hard to cover. “When you need eight (yards), why would you throw for six?”
On the next play, Tannehill threw to Jordan Cameron, but Marcus Gilchrist was whistled for another pass interference. Williams rushed for 110 yards last week and, even though McCoy has been injured, the Bills are the No. 1 rushing team in the NFL.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara forced and recovered a fumble by Robert Woods in the fourth quarter. Racing up the sideline, Jennings avoided linebacker Preston Brown’s attempt to make a diving tackle from behind. The offense showed little urgency when down two touchdowns with 7:42 to play. He stayed on the sideline with his helmet off. It’s one after another. He was listed as questionable to return.
The trouble is, the Bills didn’t blitz much against New England in allowing a franchise-worst 466 yards passing. “He’s going through progressions and he’s making smart decisions”.
The Giants will be happier following Week 3, but still, if they look deep into what has transpired over the first three weeks of the season, they will be kicking themselves as it’s not outrageous to say that they could very easily have been 3-0 right now.
For the Jets, Curtis Martin and Wayne Chrebet were honorary captains. The Bills had two first downs in the first half. So the atmosphere in Wembley Stadium featured a heightened sense of rivalry.