CANTON, Ohio -- Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' preseason-opening loss to the New York Giants in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium ...
What it means: Almost nothing. It's the preseason opener. The Bills have four more games to go before the regular season begins Sept. 7 at the Chicago Bears.
QB report: EJ Manuel played only two series. He completed two of his seven passes for 19 yards. Jeff Tuel finished the first half, going 12 of 17 for 74 yards with one touchdown (a 2-yard TD pass to Robert Woods on fourth down) and one interception (in the end zone just before halftime). Thad Lewis played the entire second half and went 10 of 16 for 87 yards and zero touchdowns with an interception and a fumble the Bills recovered.
Play of the game: The Bills emphasized special teams this offseason, and ace Marcus Easley came up with a big play late in the second quarter. Easley blocked a Steve Weatherford punt to give the Bills a chance to put points on the board before halftime, but Tuel threw an end-zone interception with 20 seconds to go.
Roughest outing: The 44th overall draft pick, right tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, gave up two sacks. Defensive end Damontre Moore beat him to sack Tuel in the second quarter. Rookie defensive end Kerry Wynn got past Kouandjio to nab Lewis in the fourth quarter. Kouandjio played until the final whistle, not the best sign for a high draft choice.
Sammy Watkins shut out: Manuel targeted the Bills' first-round draft choice three times, but Watkins failed to catch any passes in two series of work.
Notables who didn't play: Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), tight ends Scott Chandler (groin) and Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore (hip) and Leodis McKelvin (hip).
Preliminary injury report: No Bills injuries were announced in the press box during the game.
Coming up: The Bills visit the Carolina Panthers on Friday in Bank of America Stadium.