NFL action in Week Six kicks off with a former Super Bowl classic matchup of yesteryear.
The Patriots are currently at the top of the AFC East and have already beaten each of their division rivals one out of the two times they will compete this year.
The Giants sit second to last in the NFC East and have already lost to the Cowboys on the road.
Needless to say, these two have had some classics. Each of the last five games have been decided by 4 points or less.
The Pats’ Powerful Defense
The Patriots are riding a suffocating defense into a dominant campaign so far. The Patriot defense has only given up 31 points through 5 games this year and has forced 11 picks.
The offense has also posted at least 30 points in all but one game this year. Tom Brady is playing very “Brady-like.” The 42-year-old has put up over 1,400 yards, 10 TD’s and has only thrown 2 interceptions.
Here are highlights of the Pats victory versus the Redskins.
"Let's drive, boys."
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— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 8, 2019
Patriots Head coach Bill Belichick had plenty to say about Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones
This Giants team has been a little different under Daniel Jones
Danny Dimes Leading the G-Men
Daniel Jones’ career with the Giants started out rocky.
The Quarterback that many assumed to be not worthy of the sixth overall selection was the second of his position off of the board in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, he played well in the preseason and eventually unseated Eli Manning as the Giants’ starter. Jones’ record as the starter is 2-1 with his first loss being last week versus the Minnesota Vikings.
Jones is looking like the only bright spot in what has been an injury-plagued season thus far. Starters Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram are all out for the game tonight. These three players account for over half of the Giants’ total offensive production. Danny Dimes may need to do it all for the Giants to have a chance.
Here is what Daniel Jones had to say about the formidable New England defense
Keys to the Game
- Protect Daniel Jones, the more time he has to throw the better.
- Rotate Backs, no one running back can replace Barkley.
- Pressure Brady, the veteran will likely only make mistakes when he is hit.
- Run the ball, the more worn down the Giants get, the more points Brady’s offense will score.
- Blitz, Daniel Jones has limited weapons.
- Play safe, don’t force anything. Limiting turnovers and penalties will be a focus.
These two teams usually bring the best out in each other. Hopefully, this will make for another classic affair.
Where to Watch
Both Fox and the NFL Network will be broadcasting tonight’s game on television.
All Thursday Night Games are streamed on Amazon Prime.
The game will be broadcasted live on ESPN 98.1 FM, 850 AM tonight with coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET.