The Patriots opened as 2-point favorites as they travel to face the Giants in the final game of the preseason.
I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I cannot watch this game. I realize that this revelation is a stark reversal from my usual modus operandi of ogling every snap of Patriots football as if it’s a Kardashian-on-Kardashian-on-
Speaking of pretending that a game never happened, that has been Belichick’s philosophy in the final preseason game over the past seven seasons. The Patriots are 2-5 in the fourth preseason game, and they really tend to mail it in when they play meaningless games on the road. The score in this game couldn’t matter less. This matchup is all about evaluating players to fill out the roster and avoiding injuries. If we see starters, it will be for a maximum of two drives, and I find even that possibility remote (if we throw Brady out there and he gets hurt, I’m pretty sure half of Patriots Nation will hurl themselves into a volcano).
I’ve picked against the Pats in each of the first three preseason games with great success. Why stop now? I’ll take the Giants and the points.
2012 Record 3-0
2010-11 Record 76-66-4