There are those who, after one season-saving victory, are convinced that the 1-2 New York Giants might be the best team in the NFC East. Oddsmakers, and bettors, seem convinced that the Giants will be 1-3 after this weekend's visit to Western New York to face the Buffalo Bills. The Giants were installed as 5.5-point underdogs in the opening line and that line has grown to as many as seven points in some places.
The Bills (2-1) come off an impressive 41-14 shellacking of the 1-2 Miami Dolphins -- in Miami, no less.
"They're a good football team. Obviously, they are," said Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, who watched the game on Sunday. "Defensively, they're very, very good; offensively, they're explosive, powerful, they can throw the ball and have multiple talented guys. They had a heck of a game."
The Bills haven't been favored by this many points since they were 8.5-point favorites over the St. Louis Rams way back in 2008.. Syracuse.com calls the game against the Giants the beginning of the "softer part of the schedule" for the Bills. Ouch! Judging from the comments at Buffalo Rumblings Bills' fans seem to think Sunday is a guaranteed win for their team. Are you surprised the spread for Sunday is as big as it is, Giants fans? Or, that some consider the Giants a soft opponent?