Bills Giants Betting – Bills Look To Continue Surprising Run At New York In Week Six
According to New York Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin, the ability to move the ball on the ground and create turnovers on defense were two key factors when he led his team to a Super Bowl XLII win back in 2007. There is little doubt that Buffalo Bills’ head coach Chan Gailey would acknowledge the importance of both of those factors in his team’s 4-1 start, which has caught many around the NFL by surprise. The Bills will travel to New York this Sunday looking for their second win against an NFC East opponent in as many weeks against a Giants’ team that will try to bounce back following their first home loss of the sports betting season.
Buffalo Bills @ New York Giants
Sunday October 16, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Betting Lines: New York Giants – 3
The Giants were able to create three turnovers against the Seattle Seahawks last week, but they also turned the ball over five times themselves in the 36-25 loss. New York will be in trouble again if they can’t protect the football against the Bills, who lead the NFL in interceptions with 12, and rank 12th in forced fumbles with five.
NFL Betting Preview: Buffalo Bills
Buffalo running back Fred Jackson added to his impressive numbers with 111 rushing yards and a touchdown in last Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and he now ranks third in the NFL with 480 yards on the ground. Jackson also led the Bills in receiving yards last week with six grabs for 85 yards, and is undoubtedly the team’s MVP so far this year. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 193 yards, a touchdown, and the interception that represented the team’s only turnover, while Buffalos’ defense forced four interceptions and created five total turnovers. Gailey has done an excellent job by putting his team in position to win, and his players have responded by playing with confidence and determination.
NFL Betting Preview: New York Giants
Confidence and determination are two factors that the Giants seemed to lack against the Seahawks, and they will need to play with much more urgency to avoid another tough loss this week. Quarterback Eli Manning threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns, but also was picked off three times, including one for a 94-yard Seattle touchdown return with just over a minute to go in the fourth quarter that sealed the loss. Part of the problem was a lack of support from a running game that managed just 69 yards on 25 carries for less than three yards per attempt, another area the Giants will look to improve on this Sunday. New York registered six sacks against Seattle and knocked Tarvaris Jackson out of the game, and if they can bring that intensity again this week their offense should be able to get them the win.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
The Bills have been one of the biggest sports betting bonus surprises this year with four wins through their first five games, but the way in which they have gotten to 4-1 shouldn’t be a surprise at all. Buffalo has run the ball well and made the most of its opportunities both in the passing game and on defense, but they did struggle in a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, a team that did an excellent job of protecting the football. That will be the Giants’ goal as they look to avoid consecutive losses at home and consecutive losses for the first time this season.
NFL Betting Pick: New York Giants