It’s the last week of the preseason, which means it’s time for the New York Giants vs. New England Patriots, who have met in the final regular-season warmup every year dating back to 2005.
For the starters, this game is practically meaningless. With the regular season just a week away, they’ll likely play one series–if that. However, for those still fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster, this is the final chance to make a case they belong.
The Patriots have a couple of intriguing position battles at the offensive skill positions that should be worth watching. At running back, Dion Lewis has been making a compelling case to earn the “Shane Vereen” role over James White, while undrafted rookie Chris Harper may not make the team after the signing of Reggie Wayne, but he’s at least making the Patriots’ decision a difficult one:
For the Giants, a smattering of injuries means there are still a bunch of positions yet to be locked down, most notably at wide receiver (Corey Washington vs. James Jones), offensive line, cornerback and safety.
Kickoff for this one is at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 3. It will be broadcast on WNBC in New York and WBZ in Boston (check here for a full list of affiliates), but if you can’t make it to a TV, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch Giants vs. Patriots Online
Viewers can watch this game–and all preseason games–live online via NFL Game Pass. The package doesn’t require a cable subscription, but it does cost $99.99 for the entire season. NFL.com is offering a free seven-day free trial.
Also note: NFL Network will show a replay of the game on Friday, September 4, at 4 p.m. ET. If you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to NFL Network, you can watch that live online at NFL.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Watch Giants vs. Patriots on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with a subscription to NFL Game Pass can also watch the game on the NFL Mobile app. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store or the Windows Store.
Additionally, users can with access to NFL Network can watch the replay of the game on the NFL Mobile app.