The New York Giants hosted the Buffalo Bills in their home opener on Sunday, a game in which fans looked for Big Blue to rebound from their embarrassing Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Unfortunately, the Giants did not rebound or even look like they had made any adjustments. The Bills had no trouble with the Giants defense, putting up 28 points and controlling the clock.
Here are five things we learned about the Giants in Week 2:
It was thought that the defense would look better against the Bills compared to the Cowboys for a couple of reasons — the main one being that the Bills are not equal to the Cowboys in terms of talent. But that appears to be flawed logic. In accumulating 388 total yards, the Bills had as little trouble dismantling the Giants defense as the Cowboys did.
Two-thirds of those yards — 237 yards to be exact — were through the air, highlighting the obvious weakness in the secondary. The pass rush was still nonexistent, but had the secondary been able to tackle or defend their counterparts, the outcome would have been vastly different.
Second-year coordinator James Bettcher has some serious soul searching to do to fix his defense, and it’s not likely to happen in the short term.