The Giants (4-0) close out the 2014 preseason vs the New England Patriots (2-1) in a matchup between the two winningest active coaches in the NFL. The Pats’ Bill Belichick is seventh all-time in regular season victories with 199 while the Giants’ Tom Coughlin is 14th overall with 158 wins.
Kickoff: 7:30pm Eastern
Site: MetLife Stadium
Surface: Field Turf
TV: WNBC Ch 4 Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Chris Carrino, Roman Oben, Karl Nelson, Paul Dottino
The Series: The Giants and the New England Patriots meet for the 24th time in the preseason, with the Giants leading the series, 14-9. This is the 10th consecutive year the two teams have ended the preseason against one another. In the regular season, the Giants and Patriots have met nine times, with the Patriots leading the series, 5-4. The Giants are 2-0 against the Patriots in the postseason. The Giants defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, 17-14, and Super Bowl XLVI, 21-17.
Last year, the Patriots defeated the Giants, 28-10, in Foxborough.
Key Giants players/stats in the preseason….RB Rashad Jennings is averaging 6.0 yards per carry (32 rushes for 192 yards)….QB Ryan Nassib is completing 63.3% of his passes and has a 116.0 QBR….rookie WR Corey Washington has 9 catches for 152 yards and 4 TDs (one in each game)….DE Damontre Moore leads the team in solo tackles (11), QB hits (5) and sacks (4)….LN Jacquian Williams leads in total tackles (18)….KR Quintin Demps is averaging 26 yards per return….the Giants have been flagged for 39 penalties for a total of 343 yards….they have fumbled six times, losing four….defense has allowed only 25.9% of third downs to be converted.