The New York Giants head to Foxborough, Mass. Thursday night to take on the New England Patriots.
Giants fans will be hoping quarterback Daniel Jones puts on another show, and gets some help from the NFL’s third-worst defense.
Unfortunately, New England’s NFL-best defense has have given up 34 points through 5 games, marking the fifth-fewest since the 1970 merger. Wow!
To make matters worse, the Giants will be severely under-manned on offense. Saquon Barkley (high ankle sprain), Evan Engram (sprained MCL), Wayne Gallman (concussion) and Sterling Shepard (concussion) are all out.
At running back, the Giants will feature undrafted rookie free agent Jon Hilliman and fullback Elijhaa Penny. Undrafted rookie Austin Walter is on the practice squad and could be added for depth prior to Thursday’s game.
At receiver, Golden Tate, Cody Latimer and Darius Slayton figure to be the primary three.
If there’s any silver lining for the Giants, the Patriots’ offensive line has shown some holes. Perhaps the Giants defensive line can get some decent pressure on Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Linebackers Alec Ogletree and Tae Davis, who missed last Sunday’s game vs. Minnesota, are not on the injury report and are expected to play.
For the Patriots, wide receiver Phillip Dorsett is out with a hamstring injury.
What: New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
When: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Game time: 8:20 p.m. EST
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter)
Radio: SIRIUS: 81 (NYG), 83 (NE) | XM: 225 (NYG), 226 (NE) Tune-In Premium;
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli
Giants Radio Network — WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM and local affiliates. Announcers: Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross (sideline); Lance Medow, Jeff Feagles and John Schmeelk (pre-game and post-game).
Stations on Giants Radio Network:
Albany, NY — WPYX 106.5FM; Hartford, CT -- WPOP 1410AM; Hartford, CT -- WPOP 100.9FM; Hartford, CT — WCUS 97.9FM; Danbury, CT — WLAD 880AM; Syracuse, NY -- WTLA 1200AM; Syracuse, NY -— WTLA 97.7FM; Corning, NY – WENI 1450 AM; Elmira, NY – WENY1230 AM; Corning, NY – WGMM 98.7 FM; Plattsburgh, NY – WIRY 1340 AM; Rome, NY – WRNY 1350 AM; Utica,NY – WTLB 1310 AM; Utica, NY – WTLB 96.5 FM; Oswego, NY – WSGO 1440AM; Oswego, NY – WSGO 100.1 FM; Binghamton, NY – WENE 1430 AM; Cortland, NY – WIII-FM 99.9; Ithaca, NY -- WIII-FM 100.3; Burlington, VT – WJKS 104.3 FM; Easton, PA -- WEEX 1230 AM; Easton, PA — WTKZ 1320 AM; Finger Lakes (Canandaigua and Rochester), NY – WOKR 1310 AM; Finger Lakes (Canandaigua and Rochester), NY – WOKR 95.5 FM
Giants Spanish Radio — WADO 1280-AM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames)
Odds: Giants +17 [Odds Shark]
Prediction: Odds Shark predicts a 40-3 Patriots victory
Online Stream: NFL Mobile, Yahoo Sports App, Fubo, FOX Sports Go
Weather: 52 degrees, light Rain. Partly cloudy throughout the day. [NFL Weather]
Referee: Brad Allen
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Giants 2019 regular season schedule
Week 1 - at Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 8, L 17-35)
Week 2 - vs. Buffalo Bills (Sept. 15, L 14-28)
Week 3 - at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sept. 22, W 32-31)
Week 4 - vs. Washington Redskins (Sept. 29, W 24-3)
Week 5 - vs. Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 6, L 10-28)
Week 6 - at New England Patriots (Oct. 10, 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX / NFL Network) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 20, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 8 - at Detroit Lions (Oct. 27, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 4, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 10 - at New York Jets (Nov. 10, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 11 - BYE WEEK
Week 12 - at Chicago Bears (Nov. 24, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 13 - vs. Green Bay Packers (Dec. 1, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 14 - at Philadelphia Eagles (Dec. 9, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 15 - vs. Miami Dolphins (Dec. 15, 1 p.m. ET, CBS)
Week 16 - at Washington Redskins (Dec. 22, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 17 - vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Dec. 29, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)