Patriots Talk LIVE with Game Updates: Patriots vs. Giants

Sarah Weisberg

 The New England Patriots will be back home at Gillette Stadium for their Week 6, Thursday night game against the New York Giants. The Patriots lead the AFC with a 5-0 record and are in position for a great matchup against the NFC East's 3rd ranked team at 2-3

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is set to break Peyton Manning’s all-time career passing yards record on Thursday. Brady currently is at 71,846 yards, which puts him in third place all-time after breaking Brett Favre’s record after throwing for 348 yards against the Washington Redskins. Manning is in second place with 71,863 yards, so it’s expected Brady will break the record relatively early in the game.

The 42-year-old quarterback isn’t the only player to keep your eyes on. Patriots running back Sony Michel rushed for 81 yards on 12 carries during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Redskins. With a head of steam like that, the Giants defense will need to be on the lookout for the Patriots to use Michel’s agility to their advantage, as well as his growing ability to catch passes.

Following Ben Watson’s release from Ben England earlier this week, tight end Ryan Izzo and Matt LaCosse will be looking to step up and create scoring opportunities by finding a rhythm with Brady. Izzo was left wide open for his first career touchdown against the Redskins, and should be used equally as effectively.

Former Giant Marshall Newhouse is back in fighting shape on the offensive line for the Patriots, but the offense is still struggling bouncing back from other injuries. Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) will not be playing Thursday night following an injury sustained last Thursday. Questionable players include Josh Gordon (knee) and Julian Edelman (chest), who’s still working out a chest injury he sustained during Week 3’s victory over the New York Jets.

With New England's defense performing at historic proportions, New York will have their work cut out for them. Rookie QB Daniel Jones has shown already this season that he can handle a fair amount of pressure with quick footwork and split-second decisions, being able to spot his receivers downfield from deep in the pocket. The pressure from the Patriots defensive line will definitely be on the rookie out of Duke University.

The Giants are boasting an offensive injury list of powerhouse offensive players. Running back Saquon Barkley, wideout Sterling Shepard, TE Evan Engram, and RB Wayne Gallman are not playing in Thursday nights game, leaving Jones without his top three pass catchers. 10-year veteran Golden Tate, who is entering his second game after serving a four-game suspension, will have to be an integral part of the offense for New York to have a chance at putting the brakes on the Patriots; but his actions will have to speak louder than his bravado.

Kickoff is at 8:20 EST at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Thursday, October 10th.

Inactive players for Patriots vs Giants, per the team's official Twitter account: 

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1st QUARTER

Patriots to receive

Bolden return picks up 28 yards

Michel rush for 4 yards

Brady pass to Michel; first down

4th and 1 Michel

Defense make the stop, 1st down Giants

Jones pass complete to Slayton

Dixon punts to Olszewski; fair catch signaled 

Brady sacked near the 11

2nd and 17 Meyers picks up 7 yards

White unable to convert 3rd down

Fair catch Bolden

Handoff to Hilliman gain of 3 yards

Simon intercepts Jones pass; first interception of the season

Jenkins intercepts Brady

Flag on the play; personal foul, Giants 1st down

Hilliman rushes 4 yards

Giants to punt; Dixon to Olszewski

Brady incomplete to Michel

Brady pass complete to TE Izzo; 20 yards

Michel rushes 3 yards

Flag on the play; pass to Edelman to be ruled incomplete or not

Call stands; incomplete

Patriots punt out of bounds, marked at 18 yards

Jones brought down by Van Noy; no gain

Penny brought down by Hightower

Bolden with the punt block

Winovich rushes for touchdown

PAT IS GOOD NE 7 - NY 0

First career touchdown for Winovich

Giants first 1st down by Slayton

Jones complete to Tate for 1st down

Incomplete Jones to Tate

Brady complete to Edelman, sliding catch

Brady complete to Olszewski

Tight end LaCosse questionable with knee injury

White catch and run for first down

Brady incomplete to Izzo

Bailey to punt to Tate

Fair catch on the 32 yard punt

Hilliman rush gains 6 yards

Harmon intercepts from Jones; 16th career interception

Drop snap by Brady, recovered, incomplete to Edelman

False start offense, five yard penalty 

23 yard pass complete to Meyers at 2 yard line

3rd and goal; handoff to Bolden, rushing touchdown

PAT IS GOOD, NE 14 - NY 0

2nd QUARTER

Fair catch signaled for Giants, play begins on 25 yard line

Jones pass to Tate complete

1st down carry by Hilliman

64 yard pass from Jones to Tate complete touchdown

PAT IS GOOD NE 14 - NY 7

Brady complete to Edelman

Brady sacked, fumbled, Golden picks up, rushing touchdown

Gordon being helped off the field

PAT IS GOOD NE 14 - NY 14

Hand-off to Michel for 1st down

Brady complete to White; first down

Meyers picks up 23 yards; reception from Brady

Brady rolls right, completes to White; 1st down

Scoring review; no touchdown for White

Brady up through the middle, touchdown

PAT IS GOOD NE 21 - NY 14

HALFTIME

3RD QUARTER

Valentine receives the ball, returns to the 22 yard line

Hilliman picks up 1st down

Jones 18 yard completion to Ellison

Gilmore picks pass by Jones

Michel rushes for 9 yards

Short pass to White; 1st down

Flag on the play; holding defense; automatic 1st down

Another short pass, this time to Bolden for 16 yards; 1st down

Complete to Edelman; 12 yard gain; 1st down

Incomplete to Izzo

4th and 7, complete to Meyers; flag on the play

Holding against the defense, 1st down

Push pass to White, loss of 3 yards

Nugent out for 40 yard attempt

FIELD GOAL IS NO GOOD NE 21 - NY 14

Flag on a carry by Penny

Holding; offense

Jones successful rush for 9 yards

Pass complete to Tate from Jones

Heavy pressure by the Patriots defense, Jones throws the ball away

Gilmore breaks up a pass between Slayton and Jones

Olszewski picks up 10 yards on punt return

4th QUARTER

Pass complete to Olszewski huge gain

Pass completion to White; 1st down

Brady sacked by Ogletree; 4 yard loss

Pressure on Brady, pass complete to Izzo

4th down conversion attempt

Incomplete pass

Collins brings down Hilliman

Fumble by Hilliman; recovered by Van Noy; touchdown

PAT IS GOOD NE 28 - NY 14

Hilliman brought down; 3 yards gained rushing

Jones incomplete to Slayton, coverage by Jackson

Michel rushing for a 1st down; 13 yards

Complete pass to Edelman; dangerous tackle 

Brady completes 36 yard pass to Edelman; 1st and goal

Second QB sneak of the game, touchdown Brady

PAT IS GOOD NE 35 - NY 14

Fair catch signaled by the Giants; start on the 25

Jones under pressure by Van Noy; ball thrown away

Jones throws away again, heavy pressure by the Patriots defense

Tate unable to receive pass from Jones; challenge by the Giants

No defense pass interference; challenge denied

Gilmore breaks up huge pass by Jones to Slayton

Michel long rush to the 10

END OF GAME NE 35 - NY 14

Comments (35)
Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Jamie Collins deserves DPOY talk

No. 1-28
Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Bolden has been a suprise contributor this season

Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Newhouse can't block a lawn sign

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

Michel takes the carry then just stops.. RUN!

Paulyfootballs
Paulyfootballs

Patriots gonna put their foots on the Giants throats in the second half

Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Just let Brady call the plays on offense.

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

Belichick is going to go nuts at half.

Devon Clements
Devon Clements

Editor

Like this comment if you have Golden Tate on your bench in fantasy!

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

Belichick hates Michel...

Devon Clements
Devon Clements

Editor

This team would not be coming out with a win had they played anyone else tonight.

BJ Shea
BJ Shea

Meyers back in the circle of trust

Devon Clements
Devon Clements

Editor

What is up with this offense...Brady doesn't look good.

BJ Shea
BJ Shea

I always have bad flashbacks when the Pats play the Giants

Paulyfootballs
Paulyfootballs

I think that was a fumble

Paulyfootballs
Paulyfootballs

Good thing we have the best defense since the 85 bears lol

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

Pats beginning to play down to their competition

Paulyfootballs
Paulyfootballs

Poor throw by brady

Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Patriots are doing everything they can to make this a football game right now

BJ Shea
BJ Shea

Simon says Pick!

Paulyfootballs
Paulyfootballs

Not of fan of this slow start for the second straight week

BJ Shea
BJ Shea

I've had it with Newhouse

Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Marshall Newhouse needs to figure things out quickly.

Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Painful to watch the Patriots fail to pick up a yard on third and fourth and short. Just ugly, ugly, ugly.

Devon Clements
Devon Clements

Editor

A think there are AAF teams that have better starting offensive units than the Giants have tonight...just saying.

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

Horrible spot there

BJ Shea
BJ Shea

The 4th and 1 run tight formation never works

Paulyfootballs
Paulyfootballs

Rough start getting stuffed on 4th and 1

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

Pregame Prediction: Pats 27-3


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