Here is everything you need to know about the preseason finale between the New York Giants and New England Patriots:
STARTERS TO PLAY
As planned, Joe Judge will treat the third preseason game as normal, which means starters will play extensively in the final tune-up before the regular season. Judge said quarterback Daniel Jones and the majority of the key contributors will play at least one half.
NO SAQUON, NO GOLLADAY
The Giants will play without at least two of their starters. Despite participating in his first full-team drills this week in New England, Barkley will not play as he continues to come back from last year's knee injury. Judge also ruled out injured wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring).
Judge had his team on the road for much of the past two weeks. The first stop was Cleveland, where the Giants held two joint practices with the Browns ahead of their second preseason game. They flew back Saturday night only to depart again on Tuesday – this time on a train bound for New England. There, in Judge's old stomping grounds, the Giants held another two-day session with a new opponent. The traveling show will culminate in the preseason finale against the Patriots on Sunday night – home at MetLife Stadium.
HOW TO WATCH & LISTEN
WATCH ON TV
In Market: NBC 4 NY Presented by Quest Diagnostics (6:00 p.m. ET Kickoff), NFL Network
Out of Market: NFL Network or NFL GamePass
Play-by-Play: Bob Papa
Analyst: Carl Banks
WATCH ON MOBILE (IN MARKET ONLY)
Live Streams available on the following platforms*:
*Please check your local TV listings to confirm availability. iOS mobile web and app users should "Allow Location Access" (via Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Safari).
*Geographic and device restrictions apply. Local & Primetime games only. Data charges may apply.
Channel: WFAN 101.9 FM
Pregame: Lance Medow, Jeff Feagles, Paul Dottino, John Schmeelk
Postgame: Lance Medow, Jeff Feagles, Paul Dottino
Giants Gameday radio pregame show will begin at 5:05 p.m. on WFAN 101.9 FM, and will stream live on Giants.com, the Giants mobile app, and "Giants TV" streaming app. Giants Postgame Live presented by Mercedes-Benz can be heard immediately after the game – also on WFAN 101.9 FM.
Channel: SiriusXM NFL
View photos of the Giants practicing with the Patriots in New England ahead of Sunday's preseason finale.
HISTORY WITH PATRIOTS
Story lines are never lacking when the Giants and Patriots suit up against each other, especially in an anniversary year for either of their two Super Bowl meetings. Judge, however, added another chapter to their shared history when he was named the 19th head coach in Giants history on Jan. 8, 2020. Judge had spent the previous 11 seasons working under two of the most successful coaches in football history in Bill Belichick and Nick Saban, who stems from the former's coaching tree. Judge was on the Patriots' staff when they won Super Bowls XLIX, LI, and LIII. New England reached the playoffs in every one of Judge's eight seasons, but Judge isn't taking any trips down Memory Lane.
"Obviously, there's a great deal of football that I learned in New England, a great deal of success and memories that I've had, but to be honest with you, that's things for later down the line to sit back and reflect on," Judge said. "That's not something right now that's very important to me, and to be honest with you, we don't have time to do that. For me, the history that's important to me to know is the history of the New York Giants."
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