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New York Giants vs. New England Patriots Preview and Predictions 10-10-2019


The New England Patriots are among two teams with a perfect record, but the reigning Super Bowl champions haven't exactly faced a murderer's row during their 5-0 start. The Patriots have vanquished three opponents that have yet to win a game and will play another team with a sub-.500 record when they host the New York Giants on Thursday night.

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Bidding to make its fourth consecutive appearance in the Super Bowl, New England also is seeking its fourth 6-0 start under Bill Belichick thanks to a defense that has allowed a league-low 34 points. "We've had our moments. Right now, it's about focusing on the challenge ahead with the Giants," Belichick said. "The Giants have so many weapons on offense, a great tight end, two great quarterbacks, probably the best running back in the league, very good receiving group." The running back Belichick referenced is Saquon Barkley, who has missed the past two games due to a high ankle sprain but is "getting much closer" to a return, New York coach Pat Shurmur said. The Giants' modest two-game winning streak, sparked by first-round draft pick Daniel Jones, came to a crashing halt in a 28-10 home loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

TV: 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Patriots -16.5. O/U: 42

ABOUT THE GIANTS (2-3): New York could desperately use Barkley because of a slew of injuries to key offensive players -- backup running back Wayne Gallman and wide receiver Sterling Shepard will miss the game due to concussions while tight end Evan Engram is dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament. Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft, came back to earth after winning his first two starts by throwing for 182 yards with a touchdown and an interception while getting sacked four times by Minnesota. While the Giants have 13 sacks, they are getting gouged through the air, ranking 28th in the league at 279.4 yards per game.



ABOUT THE PATRIOTS (5-0): Aside from permitting a scant 6.8 points, New England also leads the NFL in sacks (24) and interceptions (11) while becoming the first team to not allow a passing touchdown through five games since the Cleveland Browns in 1988. Tom Brady rebounded from a lackluster performance in a Week 4 win at Buffalo to throw for 348 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-7 victory at overmatched Washington last week. Julian Edelman was slowed by a chest injury at Buffalo but had season highs with eight catches for 110 yards and a score. Sony Michel also is coming off his best game, scoring his third TD and rushing for a season-high 91 yards on 16 carries.

OVERTIME

1. Brady needs 18 passing yards to surpass Peyton Manning (71,940) for No. 2 on the all-time list.

2. Giants LB Markus Golden has 4.5 sacks in his last four games.

3. Patriots LB Jamie Collins is the only player with at least four sacks and three interceptions.

Prediction

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Last Injuries

New England Patriots

  • Ryan Izzo

    Concussion
    Out Mon | out

    Izzo is tending to a concussion, and he will not pass protocol in time for Monday's battle against the Jets.

  • Gunner Olszewski

    Hamstring
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Olszewski is dealing with a hamstring injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Jets on Monday.

  • J.C. Jackson

    Knee
    Prob Mon | probable

    Jackson was removed from the last game with a knee injury but is expected to draw back into the lineup Monday versus the Jets.

  • Phillip Dorsett II

    Hamstring
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Dorsett sat out the last game with an injured hamstring, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Jets on Monday.

  • Rex Burkhead

    Foot
    Out Mon | out

    Burkhead has missed the past two games with a foot injury, and he will not be ready to return to play Monday against the Jets.

  • Josh Gordon

    Knee
    Out Mon | out

    Gordon departed the previous game due to a left knee and ankle injury and will not suit up for Monday's matchup against the Jets.

  • Dont'a Hightower

    Shoulder
    Prob Mon | probable

    Hightower was forced from the last game with a shoulder injury. It is projected that he will be available Monday against the Jets.

  • Julian Edelman

    Chest
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Edelman is tending to a chest and rib injury, leaving his status for Monday's contest against the Jets clouded.

New York Giants

  • Sam Beal

    Hamstring
    Ques Week 9 | I-R

    Beal has hit the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list with a hamstring injury. It is uncertain if he will make his season debut against the Cowboys in Week 9.

  • Lorenzo Carter

    Ankle
    day-to-day | questionable

    Carter departed the last game due to an ankle injury, and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Lions during Week 8.

  • Evan Engram

    Eye
    day-to-day | questionable

    Engram was lifted from the previous game with an eye injury, and it is uncertain if he will play Week 8 against the Lions.

  • Corey Ballentine

    Concussion
    day-to-day | questionable

    Ballentine missed the last game while going through the league-mandated concussion protocol. It is unclear if he will draw back into the lineup against the Lions in Week 8.

  • Avery Moss

    Ankle
    day-to-day | questionable

    Moss missed the last game with a right ankle injury. It is unknown if he will partake in Week 8 against the Steelers.

  • Wayne Gallman Jr.

    Concussion
    Prob Sun | probable

    Gallman Jr. sat out the last game due to a concussion, but it is expected that he will pass protocol prior to Sunday's matchup versus the Cardinals.

  • Olsen Pierre

    Concussion
    Prob Sun | probable

    Pierre sustained a concussion in the previous game. It is anticipated he will suit up Sunday versus the Cardinals.

  • Saquon Barkley

    Ankle
    Prob Sun | probable

    Barkley is progressing well in his recovery from a right high-ankle sprain, and it is likely that he will return to action against the Cardinals on Sunday.

new-england-patriots Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Tom Brady 3 3 116.509 58 106 72 0 3 16 7 911
Jarrett Stidham 1 0 37.500 11 3 2 1 1 7 0 14
Julian Edelman 3 3 .000 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 32
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Rex Burkhead 3 1 112 12 24 1
Sony Michel 3 2 108 12 45 2
James White 2 0 36 9 7 0
Phillip Dorsett II 3 0 12 7 2 0
Julian Edelman 3 3 9 8 2 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Julian Edelman 3 3 196 24 17 25 1
Phillip Dorsett II 3 0 187 58 13 14 3
Josh Gordon 3 3 175 44 11 20 1
Rex Burkhead 3 1 110 32 13 17 0
James White 2 0 75 32 8 11 1
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Jamie Collins Sr. 3 3 14 5 0 0 2 74 3 3 15 5
Jason McCourty 3 3 12 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Dont'a Hightower 3 3 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Patrick Chung 3 2 9 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Stephon Gilmore 3 3 7 4 0 0 1 54 3 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Stephen Gostkowski 3 0 6 7 41 13 10
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Brandon Bolden 2 1 2 0 20 35
Braxton Berrios 3 1 1 0 10 10
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Gunner Olszewski 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sony Michel 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Stephen Gostkowski 3 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0
Phillip Dorsett II 3 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 3
Sony Michel 3 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 2
Antonio Brown 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
James White 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Gunner Olszewski 3 0 13 7 20 88
Braxton Berrios 3 1 1 8 5 5

new-york-giants Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Daniel Jones 2 1 109.688 75 40 26 0 5 24 2 353
Eli Manning 2 2 78.675 43 89 56 2 2 13 2 556
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Saquon Barkley 3 3 237 59 37 1
Daniel Jones 2 1 33 11 5 2
Wayne Gallman Jr. 3 0 30 15 7 1
Sterling Shepard 2 2 21 19 2 0
Bennie Fowler 3 2 20 20 1 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Evan Engram 3 2 277 75 23 30 2
Sterling Shepard 2 2 142 36 13 16 1
Cody Latimer 2 2 104 43 6 13 0
Bennie Fowler 3 2 96 17 11 18 0
Darius Slayton 1 0 82 46 3 5 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Janoris Jenkins 3 3 17 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Antoine Bethea 3 3 16 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jabrill Peppers 3 3 15 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Alec Ogletree 3 3 9 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Deandre Baker 3 2 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Aldrick Rosas 3 0 2 3 36 7 7
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Corey Ballentine 3 0 5 0 28 108
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Daniel Jones 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 0
Eli Manning 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
Saquon Barkley 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
TJ Jones 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Elijhaa Penny 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Aldrick Rosas 3 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Jones 2 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 4
Evan Engram 3 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 2
Saquon Barkley 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
Sterling Shepard 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
TJ Jones 2 0 4 2 60 88
Jabrill Peppers 3 3 2 2 5 7