5. A double dose of home
Traveling to different NFL cities means that players, coaches and staff have a chance to see friends and loved ones on the opposing team and living in the area. For Bills such as Tommy Sweeney, Dawson Knox and Dion Dawkins, the Week 2 business trip is also a homecoming of sorts. Sweeney grew up in nearby Ramsey, New Jersey and attended a popular prep school there. Dawkins, a Rahway, New Jersey native, is also familiar with the surrounding area since Rahway is only about 20 miles from the stadium. Knox’s connection is a bit different, having roots with a person, not the city. His former Ole Miss roommate TE Evan Engram is on the Giants’ roster, bringing their friendship full circle.
4. Let’s hear it for the boys
During last week’s come-from-behind win over the Jets, the Bills defense proved they can pick up where they left off last year. From sacks by veterans Jerry Hughes, Lorenzo Alexander, Jordan Poyer and Shaq Lawson to a fumble recovery by Trent Murphy, the Bills defensive unit showed up when they needed to. In fact, the game marked the ninth consecutive matchup where the Bills held their opponent to under 210 yards passing – the team’s best streak since ’04. Here’s to making it 10.
3. A tale of two QBs
This Sunday’s game will present a battle of two very different signal callers in Josh Allen and Eli Manning. Allen, a second-year man looking to continue progressing and to get his second tally in the win column this season, was just seven years old when Manning came into the league in 2004. A 38-year-old two-time Super Bowl champ, Manning will try and lead his team to a win on their home turf. Although Allen is still young in the QB club, he is on the verge of a few milestones of his own. With 200+ passing yards, Allen would be the first Bills QB to compile seven consecutive games with that yardage since Jim Kelly in 1992.
As the Bills prepare to play on the road against the NFC East New York Giants, scroll through to view photos from previous matchups between the two opponents.
2. Keep your "Motor" runnin’
For anyone who hasn’t been following along with Devin “Motor” Singletary since he was selected by the Bills in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, you should be. The rookie made quite a splash in his regular season debut, totaling 70 yards on the ground alone. The ball carrier has some serious moves and is eager to keep the highlights coming.
1. Seeking stadium sweep
It’s back to New York (or New Jersey if you’re into specifics) but this time around the Bills could be bringing home more than a “W.” With a victory against the Giants at their shared stadium with the Jets, Buffalo will become the first team to win consecutive road games at the same facility since the Bears did it in ’06. Nonetheless, starting the season 2-0 is sweet too.