The New England Patriots are ready for their home against the New York Giants. Quarterback Tom Brady has arrived at Gillette Stadium, ready for another battle.
This game is probably the last rivalry between the Patriots quarterback and the Giants. It will be a game worth watching despite the fact that the Giants will play with their weaker players. They lack the key players of the roster, and rookies will have to do their job.
The predictions don’t go in favor of the Giants. Even New York tabloids know that. We’ve seen all those stories of how Giants “ask coach Belichick for mercy”. It’s a joke of course.
Cameron DaSilva from USA Today says it will be a win for the Patriots. “The Patriots looked shaky against the Bills two weeks ago, but Buffalo is a better team than many thought at that point,” he wrote. “New England won’t take the Giants lightly, even in this favorable matchup. Take the PATRIOTS -16.5 (-121) because this one won’t be close. The Giants simply don’t have the offensive playmakers to keep up with New England, especially with the Patriots’ defense playing as well as it has.”
Todd Haislop from Sporting News shares the same opinion. “This isn’t the matchup Daniel Jones needs to reverse his downward trend after his breakout against Tampa Bay a few weeks ago. On the other hand, with the Giants unlikely to contend for anything postseason-related this year, a date with the Patriots — in Foxboro in front of a national audience, no less — is a good chance for the rookie quarterback to learn some valuable early-career lessons. Against New York’s defense, Tom Brady will gladly set an example for the youngster.”
Pete Prisco from CBS Sports believes that the Patriots will be ultimate winners. “Bill Belichick is 11-0 against rookie passers at home in his Patriots career. That will make for a tough challenge for Daniel Jones and the Giants. Belichick and his talented secondary will throw a ton of looks at the rookie and he will make mistakes. Pats take it.”
New Yorkers are well aware of the fact that the Giants are losing this one. Paul Schwartz from New York Post: said, “Bill Belichick got his NFL coaching start with the Giants and continues to hold the franchise in high regard, so perhaps there is some mercy in his heart. It is hard to envision rookie Daniel Jones getting more than 10 points against this defense and difficult to imagine Tom Brady not getting at least 30. So, in what scenario do the Giants keep it close?”