For the second straight week and for the fourth time this season, the Buffalo Bills find themselves as underdogs against a team that they have a better record than in NFL betting action in Week 6, as they take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
The offense for the Bills really appeared to be a passing machine over the course of the first few weeks of the season, but all of a sudden, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has even cracked 200 yards in back to back games. Of course, what we have to remember is that last week he was playing against a Philadelphia Eagles team that has no front seven and an amazing secondary, so the pickings were slim to say the least. RB Fred Jackson picked up the slack and had another fantastic game, and he has made it that RB CJ Spiller is doing a heck of a lot more sitting on the bench than anything else, which is a shock at this point in his career considering how highly touted he was out of Clemson. The issues that we have with Buffalo is this defense. The team has allowed at least 23 points in four straight games, and it’s not like all of these were against cream of the crop offenses. The Cincinnati Bengals scored 23 the last time that this team went on the road this year.
The fans of Big Blue have to still be in uproar over the fact that the Seattle Seahawks marched into MetLife Stadium and walked away with a huge upset last week. It was a weird game to say the least. QB Eli Manning threw for 420 yards, the most that any quarterback accounted for in Week 5. On top of that, we have to remember that the Seahawks flew from across the country to get here, something that normally results in disaster for most West Coast teams, but especially the Seahawks. Instead of an easy win, New York became the first double digit favorite to lose a game outright on the season. There are still some massive questions about this secondary, which is why we tend to think that Fitzpatrick is going to have such a great game this week. Even though QB Tarvaris Jackson didn’t play the whole game, the Seahawks were able to move the ball up and down the field with both the run and the pass. The fact that this squad is allowing 251.2 yards per game through the air this year, No. 18 in the league is shocking to us, since these offenses that New York has run up against for the most part, really haven’t been all that great.
Buffalo Bills @ New York Giants Pick: These two defenses aren’t all that great. It’s a relatively high total, especially in a game between two teams that really aren’t considered powerhouses. However, we tend to think that both Manning and Fitzpatrick are throwing for over 300 yards, and both will probably find the end zone multiple times. Don’t be shocked both teams get into the 30s as well.
NFL Pick: Over 50 at Bookmaker Sportsbook.
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