The Buffalo Bills need a bounce-back game after the lackluster outing in London on Sunday that ended in a 25-20 loss. The loss dropped Buffalo to 3-2 on the year, but the season isn’t over. The Bills are still second in the league in point differential behind the San Francisco 49ers. Lucky for them, the next game up is against the New York Giants, who sit at 1-4 and have a league-worst point differential of -91. The current spread is -14, yes, the Bills are favored to win by two touchdowns. It’s the largest spread of Week 6. Without further ado, here are my top five storylines to watch as the Bills return from across the pond to host the Giants of New Jersey on Sunday Night Football.
Giants head coach Brian Daboll was the Bills offensive coordinator from 2018–2021. He was the play-caller for some of the most prolific offenses in team history. Daboll was so meaningful that franchise QB Josh Allen said he was the “most important person” in Allen’s growth as a quarterback. Daboll returned the love by saying that Allen was “one of a kind.” The St. Francis (of Buffalo) High School product parlayed that success into being the bench boss for the Giants before last season. This will be his first return to Buffalo since leaving the OC position.
Sticking to the homecoming theme, former Bills QB Tyrod Taylor could be the starter for the G-men when they come to Buffalo on Sunday. As of writing this, the status of starting signal caller Daniel Jones was up in the air, with Daboll saying “I’d say we’re optimistic. He’s feeling better [Monday]. Moving in the right direction.” He added “(Jones) Doesn’t feel terrible.” If Jones can’t go, that would mean a start of Taylor, who I will admit was one of my favorite players to chat with in the Bills’ locker room. He should always be a fan favorite as the QB under center when the drought was snapped.
Banged Up Bills (hat tip to our buddy Kyle)
You could argue the Bills are missing their most important player in each of the three levels of defense, with cornerback Tre’Davious White, linebacker Matt Milano, and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones all possibly sidelined for the season. All will be gone on Sunday. As I said above. It’s a nice time for Buffalo to host the Giants, as they are arguably the worst team in the NFL, but those injuries are damn near impossible to overcome no matter how good your other pieces are.
No team is allowing more sacks per game than the Giants. Opponents of the team from East Rutherford, New Jersey, are getting to the quarterback an average of six times per game. Meanwhile, the Bills lead the NFL in sacks per game at 4.2.
Get Right Game
Let’s be honest… After that (dare I say) embarrassing loss to the Jaguars, the Bills could use a game where they smoke the competition (see Las Vegas, Washington, and Miami). It’s what good teams should do. It’ll make the players feel good, it’ll make the stats look good, and it’ll calm Bills Mafia down for about 49 seconds. Buffalo is the far superior team, as you have read above. Come into Orchard Park, take care of business, and wear your Victory Monday shirts.