Ahmad Bradshaw notched his first 100-yard game of the season, with three TDs all from a yard out. On the drive that led to the game-winning field goal, the Giants ran for 52 yards and came within a yard of a fourth Bradshaw TD. Bradshaw had a season-high 26 carries with Brandon Jacobs out with a sprained MCL. More impressive is the Giants were able to run the ball without Chris Snee, who sat out with a concussion.
Eli Manning did not turn the ball over against the Bills, who had 10 INTs in their previous three games. Manning nearly had three TDs to Mario Manningham but a pass interference against Buffalo prevented one potential score. Manningham had two possible third-quarter TD catches taken away when one was reversed by replay showing he was down prior to scoring. Another was ruled incomplete and held up after a challenge by Tom Coughlin.
Fred Jackson gained 121 yards and scored on an 80-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The Giants lost gap control and safety Deon Grant took a poor angle to let Jackson loose. Buffalo gained 155 yards rushing but only 29 of them came in the second half. Still, the Giants have to do a better job against the run having allowed at least 145 rushing yards to opponents in the last four games.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, including a 60-yard score on a catch-and-run by Naaman Roosevelt. Corey Webster, though, came up with two second-half interceptions, the last coming with 4:02 left in the game at the Giants' 4 with the game tied at 24-all. The Giants, who had three sacks, also came up with a game-clinching stop with less than two minutes remaining.
Lawrence Tynes kicked the game-winning field goal on a 23-yarder with 1:32 remaining. He converted two field goals but had a 51-yard attempt blocked near the end of the third quarter. The Bills scored a touchdown on the ensuing drive. The Giants' coverage units did a good job on the speedy C.J. Spiller on two punts and held the dangerous Brad Smith to a 21-yard kickoff return.
The Giants had to regroup after a dismal loss to Seattle the week before. Despite not having Justin Tuck, Chris Snee and Brandon Jacobs, Tom Coughlin got his team to head into the bye week with a much-needed victory. The run game finally got going and despite giving up two huge touchdowns in the first quarter, the Giants pulled out another fourth-quarter victory.