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New England Patriots
New York Giants
Defenses have been attacking the Pats offense differently in recent weeks, and Brady and the offense have had some difficulty adjusting. Things won’t get much easier this week against a Giants D that leads the league in sacks. Only two teams have allowed fewer passing TDs than the Giants this year, so it would be prudent to temper expectations for Brady at 250 yards passing and 1-2 TDs.
Wes Welker/Deion Branch
After lighting the world on fire in the early part of the season, Welker has cooled considerably with opposing defenses keying on shutting him down with their top cover corner. He will face another tough assignment this week against a stout Giants pass D featuring Aaron Ross and Corey Webster. I think he’ll find a way to get his hands on the ball 5-7 times for 75 yards and a possible score, but anything more than that would be gravy. The Pats typically use Branch more on intermediate routes, so it would be a surprise to see him exceed 4 catches for 50 yards as the...
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More than any touchdown pass or goal-line defensive stop, Ben Watson chasing down Champ Bailey in the 2005 AFC Championship game summed up exactly what the New England Patriots are all about. On plays in which other teams might give up, the Patriots don't stop playing. The Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era has produced many thrilling victories, but it's also brought painful losses...
FOXBORO, Mass. -- A day that started in confusion for Chad Ochocinco ended even worse. After the receiver forgot to set his clock back for daylight savings time, he presumably made it to Gillette Stadium a little early on Sunday. It didn't help. Ochocinco was on the field, unofficially, for just 15 offensive snaps. He was targeted five times but came down with zero catches. For...
Giants need to do as they did in 2008 and pressure Brady today at MetLife Stadium
Eli Manning may have finally justified using the word "elite" when describing his game after he marched the New York Giants 80 yards on eight plays in the waning seconds to defeat the New England Patriots, 24-20, in Foxboro today.
This was the first meeting between the two teams since 2007—when Manning led the Giants to a Super Bowl victory. Even after that momentous...
When the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, a big part of their game plan was to put pressure on Tom Brady.
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Last Sunday, the Steelers exacted their first measure of revenge against Tom Brady's Patriots in quite some time. About seven years, actually. Similarly, the Ravens, who had been tormented by the Steelers for the past five years (at least when a backup QB wasn't starting for Pittsburgh), finally got some payback of their own in Week 1.In both cases, I wouldn't say the...
After losing to the New York Giants 24-20 at home today, the New England Patriots have extended their losing streak to two games.
The first two quarters of the game ended in a 0-0 tie due to a solid mixture of sloppy offensive play and good showings from each defense. Tom Brady threw his ninth interception of the year in the second quarter after a tipped pass was caught by Mathias...
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- The Giants enter this game playing with house money. Not many people expect them to beat the Patriots, but if they pull out a victory they immediately gain the respect that has eluded them so far this season.
- Eli Maninning mentioned over the summer that he was in Tom Brady’s class as a QB. He faces New England’s...
It was a tale of two halves for both teams, but especially for the New England Patriots, who couldn’t get both sides of the ball working for one half. In the first half of the game against the New York Giants, the defense was attacking and stingy, holding the G-Men scoreless. The offense, however, couldn’t get into a rhythm and were also held scoreless in the firs half thanks...
The prevailing consensus was that the Patriots would take the Giants down in a shootout today, something like what we saw in the Green Bay-San Diego game today, but a scoreless first half put an end to that.
The Giants, who were 9 point underdogs going in, took the lead early in the third quarter and lost it twice, but were never down by more than four at any time. They ended up...