The New York Giants will host the Buffalo Bills Sunday at MetLife Stadium for the team’s second game of the season. It comes a week after New York’s season-opening loss in Dallas. Meanwhile, Buffalo won at MetLife last Sunday against the Jets.
The Giants will be thin at wide receiver with Sterling Shepard out with a concussion, Darius Slayton out with a hamstring injury and Cody Latimer questionable with a calf issue.
Veterans Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard figure to be relied upon, as does T.J. Jones, who was re-signed as insurance this week. Cody Core, claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals a week ago, is also on the 53-man roster.
The Giants will likely have to rely heavily upon tight end Evan Engram in the passing game. Engram had career highs in catches (11), targets (14) and receiving yards (116) vs. the Cowboys.
They will also undoubtedly lean heavily on star running back Saquon Barkley for a large portion of their yards. Even with the receiver injuries, it could be much worse for Giants fans. At least the team has a legitimate threat on offense every time he touches the ball.
Safety Antoine Bethea tied for the team-lead with seven tackles in his Giants debut last week. Since 2016, Bethea ranks second among safeties with 295 tackles.
Meanwhile, the Bills will look to sweep the New York teams after their 17-16 win over the Jets on Sunday. It wasn’t a pretty win, and was heavily influenced by Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley exiting the game in the second half with an injury. That opened the door for Bills gunslinger Josh Allen and company to establish their run game and score a pair of late-game touchdowns.
It should be a fun, close game to watch today. Both teams can feasibly take this one, so it’s a tough prediction.
Included below is all of your game time, TV, betting, streaming and listening information.
What: New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills
When: Sunday, Sept. 15
Where: Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Game time: 1 p.m. EST
Announcers: Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter)
Radio: SIRIUS: 103 (Buf), 113 (NYG) | XM: 389 (Buf), 232 (NYG)| Tune-In Premium;
Giants Radio Network — WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM and local affiliates. Announcers: Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross (sideline); Lance Medow, Jeff Feagles and John Schmeelk (pre-game and post-game).
Stations on Giants Radio Network:
Albany, NY - WPYX 106.5FM; Hartford, CT -- WPOP 1410AM; Hartford, CT -- WPOP 100.9FM; Hartford, CT-WCUS 97.9FM; Danbury, CT — WLAD 880AM; Syracuse, NY -- WTLA 1200AM; Syracuse, NY -— WTLA 97.7FM; Corning, NY – WENI 1450 AM; Elmira, NY – WENY1230 AM; Corning, NY – WGMM 98.7 FM; Plattsburgh, NY – WIRY 1340 AM; Rome, NY – WRNY 1350 AM; Utica,NY – WTLB 1310 AM; Utica, NY – WTLB 96.5 FM; Oswego, NY – WSGO 1440AM; Oswego, NY – WSGO 100.1 FM; Binghamton, NY – WENE 1430 AM; Cortland, NY – WIII-FM 99.9; Ithaca, NY -- WIII-FM 100.3; Burlington, VT – WJKS 104.3 FM; Easton, PA -- WEEX 1230 AM; Easton, PA — WTKZ 1320 AM; Finger Lakes (Canandaigua and Rochester), NY – WOKR 1310 AM; Finger Lakes (Canandaigua and Rochester), NY – WOKR 95.5 FM
Giants Spanish Radio — WADO 1280-AM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames)
Prediction: Odds Shark predicts a 24-21 Bills victory
Referee: Shawn Smith
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Giants 2019 regular season schedule
Week 1 - at Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 8, L 17-35)
Week 2 - vs. Buffalo Bills (Sept. 15, 1 p.m. ET, CBS)
Week 3 - at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sept. 22, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 4 - vs. Washington Redskins (Sept. 29, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 6, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 6 - at New England Patriots (Oct. 10, 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX / NFL Network) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 20, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 8 - at Detroit Lions (Oct. 27, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 4, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 10 - at New York Jets (Nov. 10, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 11 - BYE WEEK
Week 12 - at Chicago Bears (Nov. 24, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 13 - vs. Green Bay Packers (Dec. 1, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 14 - at Philadelphia Eagles (Dec. 9, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 15 - vs. Miami Dolphins (Dec. 15, 1 p.m. ET, CBS)
Week 16 - at Washington Redskins (Dec. 22, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 17 - vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Dec. 29, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)