Giants Vs. Bills: New York Outlasts Buffalo, 27-24

The Giants earn a hard-fought victory over Buffalo in a hard-fought game; take lead in NFC East

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Giants-Bills Final Score: New York Edges Buffalo, 27-24

Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns as the New York Giants edged the Buffalo Bills, 27-24, Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Both teams are 4-2 on the season.

The victory. combined with Philadelphia’s 20-13 victory over the Washington Redskins, put the Giants into sole possession of first place in the NFC East.


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With the score tied, 24-24, Buffalo drove the ball to the New York 27-yard line, but Giants’ cornerback Corey Webster intercepted Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick at the four-yard line. It was Webster’s second interception of the game.

After a penalty against Buffalo, the Giants took possession at their 19-yard line with 4:02 remaining. They drove the ball all the way to Buffalo’s one-yard-line before settling for a 23-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes with 1:35 remaining, giving them their winning margin, 27-24.

The Bills took possession at the 20-yard line. On fourth-and-five from the 25-yardline Jason Pierre-Paul batted down Fitzpatrick’s pass, securing the victory for the Giants.

The games was tied at the half, 17-17. Buffalo scored in the first half on an 80-yard run by Fred Jackson, a 60-yard pass to Naaman Roosevelt and a 49-yard field goal by Ryan Lindell.

The Giants got a pair of one-yard runs from Bradshaw and a 26-yard field goal by Tynes.

Manning finished the game 21-of-23 for 292 yards for the Giants, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Fitzpatrick went 21-of-30 for 244 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

The Giants have a bye next week, then return to action against the Miami Dolphins.

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Bills At Giants: When Buffalo Has The Ball

(Sports Network) – Buffalo comes into the Meadowlands as the NFL’s third-highest scoring team (32.8 ppg), in part due to the scoring chances the defense has generated, but also because it’s displayed very good balance and gotten savvy play-calling from the creative and experienced Gailey. The well-traveled head coach has made excellent use of Jackson (480 rushing yards, 5 TD, 19 receptions), as the versatile back is averaging a healthy 5.3 yards per carry and is also an integral part of an efficient passing game directed by underrated quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (1233 passing yards, 10 TD, 4 INT). The journeyman and Harvard graduate has completed nearly 66 percent of his throws on the season and been sensational in crunch time, having recorded a 119.0 passer rating and no turnovers in the second half while orchestrating a pair of fourth-quarter comebacks. Stevie Johnson (28 receptions, 343 yards, 3 TD) is the headliner of a rather unknown cast of pass-catchers that have aided Fitzpatrick’s cause, though the Bills will be without No. 2 receiver Donald Jones (16 receptions, 1 TD) for a while after he sprained his ankle in last week’s win. Slot specialist David Nelson (23 receptions, 2 TD) will shift outside in Jones’ absence, with practice-squad promotee Naaman Roosevelt (6 receptions) now asked to play a more prominent role. Buffalo has been outstanding within the red zone as well, scoring touchdowns on 15-of-20 possessions inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, and all of onetime Giants tight end Scott Chandler’s (12 receptions) team-best four scoring grabs have come in that area.

Fewell’s main priority will be trying to repair a suddenly-leaky run defense that was gashed for 98 yards on only 12 attempts by Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch last Sunday, one week after Arizona’s Beanie Wells powered his way to 138 yards and three touchdowns against the group. The Giants haven’t had much trouble pressuring the passer, however, even with their stellar duo of ends Justin Tuck (6 tackles, 1.5 sacks) and Osi Umenyiora (6 tackles) each having been limited to just two games each due to injuries. Umenyiora has been a terror since returning from preseason knee surgery, with the two-time All-Pro amassing four sacks and two forced fumbles in his brief stint, while 2010 first-round draft choice Jason Pierre-Paul (27 tackles) stands third in the league with 6 1/2 quarterback takedowns over the first five weeks. Tuck, still hampered by a sore groin and a neck stinger, seems likely to sit out a third straight contest. New York registered six sacks against the Seahawks, pushing its NFL-best total to 18, but allowed a season-high 424 total yards in defeat.

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Giants Injury News: Brandon Jacobs, Justin Tuck, Chris Snee, Henry Hynoski Out Sunday

The New York Giants’ beleaguered running game did not get much help Friday when coach Tom Coughlin announced that running back Brandon Jacobs (knee), right guard Chris Snee (concussion) and fullback Henry Hynoski (neck burner) will not play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Defensive end Justin Tuck will also not play, missing his second consecutive game with neck and groin injuries. It will be the third time Tuck sits out this season.

Snee will likely be replaced in the lineup at right guard by journeyman Kevin Boothe, who started at center Sunday for the injured David Baas. With Hynoski out, tight end Bear Pascoe will assume fullback responsibilities. Pascoe played fullback most of last season after Madison Hedgecock was injured.

Danny Ware took some of Jacobs’ carries a week ago as the backup to Ahmad Bradshaw, but netted only three yards in four carries. There has been some speculation that rookie Da’Rel Scott, a seventh-round pick from the University of Maryland, might see his first real playing time Sunday against Buffalo.

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Bills At Giants Wednesday Injury Report

Starting center David Baas returned to practice for the New York Giants Wednesday. Baas, who missed Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with a neck burner, practiced on a limited basis.

First-round pick Prince Amukamara worked on a limited basis, the first time he has practiced since breaking his foot in his second practice after a contract holdout. Amukamara said he is still a few weeks away from being ready for game action.

“I think I’m doing good on the timeline that Coach Coughlin said, which is I’ll probably be here with the team after the bye,” Amukamara said.

The Giants bye is after their Week 7 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Below is Wednesday’s complete injury report:

NEW YORK GIANTS

Did Not Practice

CB Prince Amukamara, Foot
LS Zak DeOssie, Concussion
FB Henry Hynoski, Neck
RB Brandon Jacobs, Knee
G Chris Snee, Concussion
DE Justin Tuck, Groin/Neck
DE Osi Umenyiora, Knee

Limited Participation In Practice

C David Baas, Neck
LB Michael Boley , Knee

BUFFALO BILLS

Did Not Practice

T Demetrius Bell, Shoulder
G Andy Levitre, Knee
LB Shawne Merriman, Shoulder
CB Aaron Williams, Chest
LB Chris Kelsay, Calf
WR Donald Jones, Ankle
S Da’Norris Searcy, Ankle
NT Kyle Williams, Foot

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