In the capper to a memorable weekend for the Bills, Buffalo fell to the Giants, 17-13 in the Hall of Fame Game. The game started off slow but the Bills first string defense made their presence felt early with a sack/fumble combo by Kyle Williams on Eli Manning in the first quarter.
The offense would stall on that drive, leading to just a field goal, as Dan Carpenter put it through the uprights from 30 yards away. The Giants would strike on the next drive, punishing with the run game on mostly second stringers for the Bills, en route to a 3 yard Andre Williams touchdown run.
After just two drives, EJ Manuel would take a seat in favor of Jeff Tuel, who led a solid, 15 play, 80 yard drive that took 7 minutes off the clock. Robert Woods with a few nice catches on that drive, including a 2 yard TD catch on 4th and goal from the 2.
The half would end uneventful, minus a Marcus Easley blocked punt. No luck for the offense after that though, and the teams headed to the locker room tied at 10.
In the 2nd half it was Thad Lewis who saw the majority of the snaps, but could not move the ball enough to translate to six points, though the team did get a 51 yard Dan Carpenter field goal. The play of the night belonged to the Giants though, as former Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib lobbed a beautiful 73 yard touchdown pass to wideout Corey Washington, to ultimately give the Giants the lead.
EJ Manuel was shaky, but only saw two series' as he finished 2-7 for 19 yards on the day. Jeff Tuel finished 12-17 for 74 yards and Thad Lewis went 9-14 for 81 and an interception. On the ground it was Bryce Brown leading the way with 7 carries for 40 yards. CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson combined for 3 carries for 8 yards total.
Next up for the Bills, a trip down south for their first true road game of the preseason, a date with the Carolina Panthers on Friday night. We'll have full coverage of that game right here on WGR, pregame coverage starts at 4.