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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

  • Matt LaCosse

    Knee
    day-to-day | questionable

    LaCosse exited the last game with a knee injury, and his status for Week 7 versus the Jets is in question.

  • Jakob Johnson

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Johnson has been placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and is without a definitive timetable for return.

  • Josh Gordon

    Knee
    day-to-day | questionable

    Gordon departed the previous game due to a left knee injury, and it has yet to be established if he will bounce back in time for Week 7 against the Jets.

  • Dont'a Hightower

    Shoulder
    day-to-day | questionable

    Hightower was forced from the last game with a shoulder injury. It is uncertain if he will be available Week 7 against the Jets.

  • J.C. Jackson

    Knee
    day-to-day | questionable

    Jackson was removed from the last game with a knee injury. It remains to be seen if he will draw back into the lineup Week 7 versus the Jets.

  • Julian Edelman

    Chest
    day-to-day | questionable

    Edelman is tending to a chest injury, leaving his status for Week 7 against the Jets clouded.

  • Phillip Dorsett II

    Hamstring
    day-to-day | questionable

    Dorsett sat out the last game with an injured hamstring, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Jets in Week 7.

  • Rex Burkhead

    Foot
    day-to-day | questionable

    Burkhead has missed the past two games with a foot injury, and it is unclear if he will play Week 7 against the Jets.

New York Giants

  • Tae Davis

    Concussion
    day-to-day | questionable

    Davis has missed the past three games with a concussion, and it is unknown if he will be cleared in time for Week 7 against the Cardinals.

  • Wayne Gallman Jr.

    Concussion
    day-to-day | questionable

    Gallman Jr. sat out the last game due to a concussion, and it is uncertain if he will pass protocol prior to Week 7 versus the Cardinals.

  • Olsen Pierre

    Concussion
    day-to-day | questionable

    Pierre sustained a concussion in the previous game. It is undetermined if he will suit up Week 7 versus the Cardinals.

  • Evan Engram

    Knee
    day-to-day | questionable

    Engram was held out of the previous game due to a knee injury, and it is undetermined if he will play against the Cardinals during Week 7.

  • Saquon Barkley

    Ankle
    day-to-day | questionable

    Barkley is progressing well in his recovery from a right high-ankle sprain, but it is unclear if he will return to action against the Cardinals in Week 7.

  • Avery Moss

    Foot
    day-to-day | questionable

    Moss left the last game with a right foot injury. It is unknown if he will partake in Week 7 against the Bills.

  • B.J. Goodson

    Neck
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Goodson was removed from the previous game due to a neck injury, and it has yet to be established if he will line up Monday against the Lions.

  • Sterling Shepard

    Concussion
    Out indefinitely | out

    Shepard will spend an undetermined length of time out of the lineup due to a concussion.

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