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Giants vs. Bills: 8 things to look for


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1. Eli's command of the new offense. The relay from coordinator to quarterback to huddle is new for the Giants under offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, who will call plays from the sideline. Eli Manning has been learning a new system for the first time since his rookie season. Now it's time to see it in live action.


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2. The cohesion of the offensive line.Following the retirements of Chris Snee and David Diehl and the departures of David Baas and Kevin Boothe, the current offensive line has to find its own identity in 2014. It was priority No. 1 this offseason.>> GIANTS VS. BILLS BROADCAST INFO3. The tight end production.

The tight ends figure to be a big part of the new system under McAdoo, a former tight ends coach, but the question is which player -- or players -- will it be. Larry Donnell opened first on the unofficial depth chart, but the competition is far from over.4. JPP's jump.

Jason Pierre-Paul said he feels his best -- actually "110 percent" according to the defensive end -- since the end of the 2012 season. Beginning with an offseason back procedure last year, Pierre-Paul wasn't himself in 2013 when he missed five games and notched just two sacks.5. The strength of the secondary.

With the offseason acquisitions that include cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond III, the Giants look live they have one of the more talented secondaries in the NFL on paper. Judging from what we've seen in training camp, the defense has a swagger to it this season, and that has started with the secondary.6. New faces.

From running back Rashad Jennings to guard Geoff Schwartz and Rodgers-Cromartie, the Giants have plenty of new players in their starting lineup. Now we see how the revamped roster comes together on the field.**

  1. Rookies. ** The preseason is a chance for rookies to make their cases as established veterans don't tend to play the entire game. If they're drafted, it's an opportunity for validation. If they're not, it's a chance to make a name. Just look at Victor Cruz in the 2010 preseason.8. Harry Carson and Jim Kelly coin toss.

Two Hall of Famers – Giants linebacker Harry Carson and Bills quarterback Jim Kelly - will take part in the pre-game coin toss as honorary captains for their former teams.

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