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NFL Week 2 PFF ReFocused: Buffalo Bills 28, New York Giants 14

Josh Allen did just enough to lead the Buffalo Bills to a 28-14 win over the New York Giants in Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season.

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Final Score

Buffalo Bills 28, New York Giants 14

Buffalo Bills

Frank Gore showed the ability to get skinny and find cracks in the defense, churning out yards after contact in typical fashion.

Josh Allen played well in this game; he stood in the pocket and made accurate throws whenever possible. He was also was able to get away from pressure and make throws on the run. Of course, his ability to run was on display again, and he ended the game with a rushing touchdown on a designed quarterback run.

It's nice to see Shaq Lawson making plays after suffering from injuries for so long. He was highly active against the Giants, even in a rotational role, frequently winning against high-priced free agent Nate Solder. Lawson is particularly strong for an edge defender, so he enjoyed most of his success on inside and power moves.

Tre'Davious White didn't necessarily enjoy his best game, but he's an impressive competitor nonetheless. Time and again he was challenging receivers at the catch point, even if they ultimately secured tough grabs against his sticky coverage. White also made an impressive stop against the run when isolated with Saquon Barkley in the open field.

New York Giants

Mike Remmers is far from the player he was in Carolina. A revelation early in his career on one of the best lines in the league, the Giants' front has some way to go to match the Panthers' of five years ago. Remmers had particular difficulty anchoring against bull-rushes and missed a number of blocks in the run game. Neither Remmers, Kevin Zeitler or Nate Solder are playing to the standards they once set themselves.

Eli Manning remains a relatively competent starting quarterback, but he made a handful of concerning plays against Buffalo. Tremaine Edmunds should have had a pick-6 in the fourth quarter and Lorenzo Alexander had a chance at another earlier in the game. Now reliant upon a younger corps of receivers, the Giants' offense needs Manning to elevate their production.

Rookie cornerback DeAndre Baker struggled again in this game. His low point of the contest came on a busted play that allowed Jonh Brown to come down with a big completion.

Newly added Giants safety Jabrill Peppers was around the ball most of the game. He kept contain in the run game and held his own in coverage.

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