New England Patriots vs. New York Giants live stream: How to watch
The New England Patriots are all set to take on the New York Giants this evening on Thursday Night Football. Here’s how you can watch!
If you’re a fan of the New England Patriots, it may seem like your team plays the New York Giants all the time. After all, the two franchises have collided an astonishingly-high number of times in the preseason – on 29 different occasions, to be exact.
And yet, this evening’s contest will actually only be the 11th time these teams have met in the regular season. The Pats have won six of those 11 games – including six of the last seven.
As any Giants fan will tell you though, New England is 0-2 against New York where it matters most, and that’s in the postseason. While the Patriots played (and beat) the Giants in 2007 and 2011 during those regular seasons, New England went on to lose the second matchup in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI… and both times in epically heartbreaking fashion, no less.
The good news is that while Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are still kicking it in New England, all of the Patriots’ tormentors from those two championship games aren’t in the picture anymore. Tom Coughlin is an executive with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Eli Manning is a permanent backup to rookie Giants QB Daniel Jones, and New York legends like David Tyree, Mario Manningham, Amani Toomer, Plaxico Burress, and Michael Strahan are all long-since retired by now.
Even the new star faces and names on this current Giants incarnation might be harmless to the Pats this evening. Running back Saquon Barkley has a high ankle sprain and is highly unlikely to play. His backup, Wayne Gallman, has been in the league’s concussion protocol all week; ditto for starting receiver Sterling Shepard as well. And tight end Evan Engram is battling an MCL sprain in his knee.
Add it all up, and the G-Men are in rough shape offensively as they prepare to take on the No. 1 defense in the NFL. Belichick’s troops should be licking their chops at the prospect of improving their impressive season totals of takeaways while simultaneously lowering their points and yards allowed averages.
Will the New England Patriots offense have a chance to join in the party? Here’s how you can tune in to find out!
Live stream options:
- fuboTV (try for free!)
- NFL Network Online
- NFL Sunday Ticket on DIRECTV
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Kickoff time: 8:20 pm EST
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
TV channel: NFL Network/FOX
Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Odds: New England -16.5 (Over/Under: 42.5)
Weather updates: 52 degrees F; light rain and windy; 79% chance of precipitation
It should also be interesting to watch newly-signed kicker Mike Nugent in tonight’s game. Nugent is a veteran’s veteran, but he also hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2015. He missed his first extra point attempt last Sunday against the Redskins, but he then rebounded nicely in making both of his field goal attempts and punching in three other PATs in Washington.
Nugent is replacing Stephen Gostkowski, the longtime Patriots kicker who ended up on IR after needing season-ending surgery on his left hip.