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...