New England at New York Giants – NFL Network/CBS/NBC, 8:15 p.m.
This is the game everyone wanted to see. It’s the game where the Patriots go for the perfect season, to become the first team to end a regular year, 16-0. Until Wednesday, only 40% of the country was going to be able to watch the game through the NFL Network and three over the air channels. But as we all know, the NFL stepped up, caved, bowed, or seeing the writing on the wall, decided to allow CBS and NBC to simulcast the game. Now that this is out of the way, fans can watch the game without having to resort going to a sports bar, a friend’s house or listen to the radio.
So fans will be able to watch the Patriots strive for perfection. Some interesting issues in play. The Giants do want to get ready for next week’s Wild Card playoff game against Tampa Bay. They want to be healthy. They also know that the entire league is rooting for them to beat the Pats so other teams won’t have to deal the media asking questions about the Perfect Season. However, you know the Patriots will be ready for tonight’s game.
Coach Bill Belichick always has his team prepared. The question is, will the Pats take the foot off the gas if they’re comfortably ahead? They haven’t so far this season, but you know as the Pats are banged up going into this game, they would appreciate a game where they can cruise to the finish.
I don’t think it will happen because Tom Coughlin doesn’t want to lose badly. I do believe this game will be close through 3 quarters. I will take the Pats to close out their perfect season, but by 13, 39-26. Brady will break the TD record and so will Randy Moss. Brady will play three and a half quarters before being taken out.
Enjoy the game.