The New England Patriots maintained their perfect start to the season with an emphatic victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The reigning champions will look to keep the momentum going this coming Sunday when they take on the New York Giants in a blockbuster clash at MetLife Stadium.
Who will emerge victorious in this critical NFL showdown? Read on below for an in-depth breakdown of this mouth-watering matchup and while you’re at it, you can check out our Week 10 previews of Carolina vs. Tennessee and Detroit vs. Green Bay.[sc:Football ]
New England Patriots vs. New York Giants Preview
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
When: Sunday, November 15, 4:25 PM ET
Line: New England Patriots at New York Giants – view all NFL lines
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the New England Patriots (8-0)
The New England Patriots will head to their showdown with the New York Giants with momentum on their side after trouncing the Washington Redskins, 27-10, on Sunday. It was another impressive victory for the defending champions who grabbed their third straight win against the Redskins. With the win, the Patriots improved to 8-0 for the first time since 2007 and just the second time in their franchise history.
[sc:NFL240banner ]Key to New England’s hot start this season has been their phenomenal offense. The Patriots are averaging a league-best 34.5 points per game this season. Just like in their previous seven outings, it was star quarterback Tom Brady who led the way for the Patriots against the Redskins. He completed 26 of 39 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns.
Brandon LaFell was Brady’s favorite target in this game, catching five passes for 102 yards. Julian Edelman also benefited from Brady’s grand performance, recording 55 receiving yards and a touchdown reception. The Patriots already have 22 passing touchdowns this season, the highest mark in the NFL.
It’s important for the Patriots that their receivers step up again this coming Sunday for them to preserve their unbeaten slate against the Giants. The Patriots are averaging 325.5 passing yards per game this season, third-highest in the NFL. They will be licking their chops at the prospect of facing a Giants secondary that is allowing a whopping 315.4 yards per game through the air this season, the worst in the entire league.
The Patriots are 8-1 SU and 6-3 ATS in their last nine road games.
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Betting on the New York Giants (5-4)
The New York Giants returned to winning ways on Sunday with a convincing 32-16 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. It was a huge bounce-back win for the Giants, who suffered a gut-wrenching 52-49 defeat to New Orleans the previous weekend. With the victory, the Giants remained on top of the NFC East standings with a 5-4 slate.
Key to the Giants’ victory was their much improved play on the defensive end. A week after allowing 608 yards, including 505 yards and a record-tying seven touchdowns passing to Drew Brees, the NFL’s last-ranked defense held the Bucs to just 385 total yards on Sunday. The Giants’ defense was all over Tampa Bay, particularly in the first half where they limited the Bucs to just three field goals.
That defensive performance will serve the Giants in good stead ahead of their crunch clash with the Patriots this coming Sunday. The Giants will have their work cut out for them, however, against the Patriots as they have been untouchable on the road of late. New England has won its three road games this season by an average of 13 points.
For the Giants to record a major shock this coming Sunday, they will need to find a way to stop New England’s machine-like offense. The Patriots are third in the NFL in total offense, averaging 420.2 yards per game this season. That will be a major concern for the Giants who are allowing a whopping 422.8 total yards per game this season, the worst mark in the NFL.
With Brady playing some excellent football right now, the onus is on Eli Manning to deliver a solid performance this coming Sunday. Manning completed 26 of 40 passes for 213 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Giants’ win over Tampa Bay. Among starting quarterbacks, only Manning, Tom Brady, Derek Carr, Carson Palmer and Aaron Rodgers have 19 or more touchdowns with six or fewer picks through Week 9.
The Giants are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three games with the Patriots.
The Patriots edge past the Giants, 31-27.[sc:NFL490Banner ]
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