Giants Vs. Bills: Buffalo Is Toughest Foe To Date For Giants

Are the 4-1 Buffalo Bills the best team the New York Giants have faced so far in 2011? There probably should not be much doubt that the answer to that question is 'yes.'

The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-4. The Washington Redskins are 3-1, but are you buying into them yet? I'm not. Seattle? St. Louis? Arizona? Please! No one would believed it when the schedule came out, but the Bills are without question the best team the Giants have played so far this season.

"We’re a better team than people think," running back Fred Jackson told The Post yesterday. "We know the doubters are going to be there until we finally get back to the playoffs, and I understand that, but this team is no fluke."

Remember what Brian Galliford of Buffalo Rumblings said in the chat posted earlier "This team has already beaten high-quality, ultra-talented opponents."

Yes, the Bills have. Buffalo has victories over Philadelphia, New England and an improving Oakland team.


Buffalo Bills - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 32.8 379.4 (11th) 241.2 (13th) 138.2 (4th)
Def 24.0 421.8 (30th) 283.4 (26th) 138.4 (29th)

The Bills score 32.8 points per game, and are +11 in the takeaway/giveaway department. The Giants might be a 3-point favorite, but don't go putting this one on the left side just yet.

"They're doing all the right things. They have an outstanding passing game, obviously, but good balance. Jackson is rated very highly in the league, not only in rushing, but in total yardage from scrimmage. He's ranked second and third in both of those categories. They've got a good offensive football team. Of course, the quarterback is playing very, very well," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "And they are very productive. They have beaten the outstanding teams. The New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles are two of their four wins. Defensively, they're a physical front, they play hard, they've got like I said, 12 interceptions so they're doing a great job in the secondary."

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