The New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in both teams final preseason game. NFL Network will have the broadcast at 7 p.m. but blackout restrictions apply to those in the viewing area of either team’s local affiliates.
Here’s the details for tonight’s preseason matchup.
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. Eastern
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV Channel: The game will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network. Fans in cities that have the local broadcast will have the NFL Network broadcast blacked out. The Patriots affiliates broadcasting the game include WBZ CBS-4 (Boston), WNAC My-64.2 (Providence), WCTX My-9 (New Haven) and WWLP NBC-22 (Springfield). On the Giants side, WNBC NBC-4 (New York), WNYT NBC-13 (Albany), WSTM NBC-3 (Syracuse) and WTIC FOX-61 (Hartford) are among the stations broadcasting the game. Click here for a complete list of both teams’ affiliates broadcasting tonight’s game.
Live Stream: NFL Network will offer a live stream of tonight’s game. To access the stream, you must have a cable or satellite login for a subscription that includes NFL Network.
Line: Giants by 2.5 (Odds courtesy of OddsShark and are subject to change.)
Game Preview: The Patriots and Giants play their final preseason game with the start of the regular season one week away. Fans will be watching to see if either team plays their starters. The fourth preseason matchup functions as a game where the backups take the majority of the snaps as NFL teams make their final roster cuts.
Jimmy Garoppolo struggled in his last preseason outing, and it will be worth watching how the Patriots handle him in the final preseason matchup. New England will rely on Garoppolo for the first four games of the season with Tom Brady suspended for the start of 2016.
The Giants have as good of a chance as any of winning the NFC East. New York bolstered their offense by adding rookie wideout Sterling Shepard who has impressed in camp and is expected to be the second receiving option to Odell Beckham, Jr.