The New York Giants finally were able to close out a game against the Washington Redskins last week. This is a sign of improvement for the team, but it still doesn’t show that they are good enough to be serious contenders. In week four they play the highly touted Buffalo Bills who have exploded onto the scene.
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The Bills already knocked off the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins, both of whom aren’t pushovers. They put up a great fight against the New England Patriots who may be the best team in the NFL. They are coming into week four thinking it’s going to be an easy win for them at home.
That’s where Eli Manning and the Giants have to do what they do best and pull out an upset. The Bills are heavily favored in this contest, especially since the Giants have had such problems defending against the read option in the past.
The good news is that the Giants don’t get to see LeSean McCoy and get to face rookie Karlos Williams instead. Right now, their run defense is shockingly ranked in the top five of the NFL. So facing a rookie should make it much easier for the squad to eliminate the Bills’ run game.
Manning needs to take advantage of Victor Cruz coming back into the offense and attack the Bills’ poor secondary. Manning needs to try his best to release the ball as quickly as possible because the Bills’ pass rush is going to dismantle the Giants’ offensive line. Ben McAdoo needs to incorporate more quick and short passes into the Giants’ offense this game. Odell Beckham, Rueben Randle, and Cruz should prove to be very difficult to contain for Rex Ryan’s squad.
This is not only a way for the Giants’ to redeem themselves, but a way for Manning to erase his early season blunders. Manning needs to show why the Giants signed him to that big fat $84 million dollar contract.
If the Giants prove that they can beat the Bills, they will definitely be taken more seriously as a team and they will solidify themselves as contenders to win the NFC East.