The New England Patriots will travel to face the New York Giants for the 12th time since their series was inaugurated in 1970, with the Patriots claiming a 5-4 edge in regular-season play. The 5-4 New York Giants will be a 7 point underdog in the opening line. The matchup between the New England Patriots and New York Giants is scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 4:25 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
The 8-0 New England Patriots knows how to win close games, and they have been able to grind out wins against the Steelers, Jets and Colts this season as well. Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady this year already has 2,709 passing yards and is on pace to break his own mark of 5,235 passing yards at age 38. Tight end Rob Gronkowski will be a tough match-up for the Giants. The Giants’ Middle linebackers Uani ‘Unga and Jasper Brinkley are not fast enough to keep up with Gronkowski. Also, there is a concern that Giant’s safety Landon Collins has the ability to provide adequate pass coverage and provide back end support against Gronkowski. The New England offense do have some problems though. They are using a tight end at right tackle due to the lack of healthy offensive lineman, and running back Dion Lewis is very likely out for a long period of time after suffering a nasty ankle injury last week.
The New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is on pace for one of the best years of his career. Manning nailed two touchdown strikes and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. recorded his fourth 100-plus yard game of the season in New York’s 32-18 victory over Tampa Bay in Week 9. Beckham is now fourth with 759 yards, and he’s tied for second with seven touchdown catches. Manning improved to third in the league with 2,339 yards 20 touchdowns on the year. There could be problems if Manning starts getting too many turnovers, as he got picked off two times last week against Tampa Bay. The Giants don’t have a good secondary, but they do seem to have the answers for the short passing game. The Giants have allowed 2,772 passing yards and 17 touchdowns in the air this season, but have also forced an NFL best 13 interceptions.