The New England Patriots will host the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Aug. 11 at 7 pm ET.
The New York Giants and New England Patriots are set to kick off another season embroiled in one one of the strangest rivalries in the NFL. Bill Belichick earned his first two Super Bowl rings coaching Lawrence Taylor, and his love for the Giants has remained as constant as his hatred of the Jets.
And then there’s the other element of this Northeastern feud: the fact that Eli Manning bested Tom Brady in two Super Bowls. How the Giants toppled the Patriots dynasty on two different occasions remains one of the world’s greatest mysteries — and a continued source of pride in New York.
But the expected levity for tonight’s game has been overshadowed by bittersweet news, as James “Sweet Feet” White officially announced his retirement from the NFL.
Patriots media has already clamored over perceived offensive clunkiness in camp and the lack of an official offensive coordinator, and the unexpected retirement of White really throws a wrench into things. The eight-year veteran and three-time Super Bowl champion was an integral pass-catching back that often provided a safety valve for Tom Brady. As Mac Jones develops his skills as a young passer, White would have been a welcome asset in 2022.
Instead, the Patriots will have to charge on with their full-scale rebuild. The Giants are in a rebuilding period of their own, at least in a managerial sense. Brian Daboll — a former Belichick disciple, by the way — has mustered up a new energy in New York after years of coaching mismanagement. Funnily enough, the Giants will have to see former head coach Joe Judge tonight back with the Patriots as he helps in coordinating the offense.
Saquon Barkley is looking to rebound, and Daniel Jones is looking to break out with the guy who brought out the best in Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. There’s plenty to watch in tonight’s preseason game as Belichick and Daboll test out their playbooks and fringe players in their preseason opener.
New York Giants vs. New England Patriots: How to watch preseason Week 1 game online
Date: Thursday, Aug. 11
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. PT
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
Venue: Gillette Stadium
TV Info: NBC 4 (New York), WBZ-TV (Boston), NFL Network
Live Stream: fuboTV
New York Giants vs. New England Patriots: NFL Odds
Before the NFL season officially begins, the Giants are expected to be the stronger outfit. Betting odds heading into the Giants vs. Patriots matchup give the Giants a 2.5-point advantage, per WynnBet.
Kickoff from Gillette Stadium in will be at 1:00 p.m. ET, 10:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, Aug. 11. The game will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network, while local broadcasts can be found on NBC 4 in New York and WBZ-TV in Boston.
If you want to stream this preseason game, you need to either purchase NFL Game Pass, have fuboTV or look around for it on Reddit.