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Plays that defined 2019: Buffalo Bills at New York Giants, Week 2

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We take a look back at the plays that tell the story of the 2019 season

The 2019 season is behind us, but the stories live on. Every week brought a different narrative and we look back on the season to tell those stories through the plays that defined the game. Sit back and get ready for the tale of Week 2:

Buffalo Bills at New York Giants

The Buffalo Bills spent the second week in a row in New Jersey, this time taking on the New York Giants in the first game of their Super Bowl revenge tour. Things started off poorly with the Giants marching right down the field for an opening-drive touchdown. Buffalo took two drives to respond with a touchdown of their own to tie the game.

Buffalo added two more touchdowns to add to their lead. The Giants responded to bring it within one score but the Bills struck right back and closed the game out. The Giants’ 370 yards was one of the higher totals allowed by Buffalo, but they were unable to finish drives. The Bills meanwhile scored the third-highest point total of the 2019 season with a balanced approach. After two weeks at Met Life, the only New York team owned New Jersey as well.


Josh Allen pass to Cole Beasley (Q2, 8:08)

After allowing the Giants to score once, Buffalo battled right back with two scores of their own. They weren’t satisfied yet and dialed up this long pass to Cole Beasley. Nice pocket, good throw, yards after the catch! Buffalo had started on their own two, but methodically moved the ball to near midfield. This 51-yard pass flipped the rest of the field. On the very next play...

Isaiah McKenzie touchdown (Q2, 7:36)

The Bills put their foot on the throat of the Giants to go up two scores. A hell of a lead block by Dawson Knox allowed Isaiah McKenzie to use his shiftiness for a 14-yard touchdown. The scoring for Buffalo would come to a halt for a bit, but this capped off an uncharacteristically aggressive half of football.

Micah Hyde pass defended (Q2, 2:00)

The Giants were looking to get back into the game and had made it most of the way down the field. Thanks to a well-timed hit by Micah Hyde this third down was not converted. This would be a recurring theme in the game as the Giants only had a 25% conversion rate on their 12 attempts.

Harrison Phillips sack (Q3, 8:59)

Speaking of failed third downs, thanks to Harrison Phillips and Lorenzo Alexander this was a spectacular one. This highlight-reel sack is very similar to a dam bursting open. Eli Manning arguably failed to see the same majesty I did.

Frank Gore touchdown (Q4, 5:56)

The Giants would eventually find the end zone again. And then the Bills found the end zone again on the next possession. A 15-play drive that ate six precious minutes in the fourth quarter was capped off by a one-yard Frank Gore run.


It’s time to vote. Remember, vote for the play that best tells this game’s “story,” which may or may not be the best highlight.

Poll

Which play best defines the Bills victory over the Giants?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Josh Allen to Cole Beasley
    (127 votes)
  • 29%
    Isaiah McKenzie touchdown
    (111 votes)
  • 20%
    Micah Hyde pass defended
    (76 votes)
  • 9%
    Phillips/Alexander sack
    (37 votes)
  • 7%
    Frank Gore touchdown
    (28 votes)
379 votes total Vote Now