This one is important.
Of course, the Patriots come into the game rolling. The undefeated squad is the most dominant team in the league this season, but somehow Big Blue has always seemed to hold New England’s number.
Tom Brady is 2-1 against the Giants during the regular season, most recently falling 24-20 on November 6, 2011 at Gillette Stadium.
“We’ve always had a hard time beating these guys, for one reason or another,” Brady said on Monday. “So hopefully we can get over our struggles and finally go out and play well and beat them.”
While the Patriots hold the obvious edge in success this season, New York comes in on an offensive roll, fresh off a 32-18 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
Kickoff for the matchup is slated for 4:25 p.m. ET. Here’s everything you need about the the matchup’s betting information, per OddsShark:
Line: New England -7
Moneyline: New England -305, New York +245
What To Watch For
The New York Giants defense looked good on Sunday. Of course, the New York Giants defense also played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
The Bucs drove inside the Giants 10-yard line four times and three times New York held them to a field goal. The Giants also forced three turnovers, recovering a pair of fumbles before cornerback Trevin Wade recovered a desperation lateral on the final of the game.
Bolstered by the return of JPP, Big Blue’s defensive line looked stronger than ever – except for one very important note. For the second straight week, the Giants didn’t record a sack.
That can’t happen this Sunday.
If the Giants are going to get a victory over New England, they’re going to have to pressure Brady early and often. They’re also going to have to bring him to the ground.