On Thursday night, the New England Patriots will play against their arch nemesis in their week 4 and last preseason game against New York Giants. The game will be played at 7:30 PM ET at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. The game will be televised live on NFL Network nationwide. Meanwhile, the live stream can be watched online here.
The rivalries between these two teams began when the Giants defeated the Patriots, holding a perfect record prior to the matchup, in the Super Bowl in 2007. In 2012, Giant’s quarterback Eli Manning and his team once again blocked Tom Brady and the Patriots from winning the title.
Although most starters won’t play much in the preseason games, Brady said Wednesday that he “expects to” play. “That’s how we’ve been preparing, so it’s always up to coach (Bill) Belichick. I’m ready to go.”
However, with Ryan Mallett and Tim Tebow passing as quarterback, even if Belichick allows Brady and other starters on the field, the plays would be short.
Tim Tebow makes the New England Patriot's roster cut on Tuesday.
New York Giants' Alarming Preseason Performance
New York Giants players are alarmed at their inabilities during the 2013 preseason games to score touchdowns, despite their all-star roster, including Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, David Wilson, Andre Brown.
On Thursday’s game against the New England Patriots, head coach Tom Coughlin said, New York Daily News reports, “I’d like to see some continuity and some execution, some performance. I’d like to see us get the ball in the end zone. I’d like to see us do well on third down. I’d like to see our passing game with our protection look like some type of an efficient operation.”
Two years ago, Manning threw a pair of preseason interceptions and not a single touchdown pass, and the Giants ended winning the Super Bowl XLVI. Most of this year’s issues seem injury related, so the shortcomings may disappear once the players get healthy, according to New York Daily News.
With just a week left before going into the regular season, the Giants must find a way to complete their offensive with a score.
New York Giants player tackles Pittsburgh Steelers
Free Local TV Channels and Broadcasts
Giants broadcast (Bob Papa, Carl Banks):
WNBC 4 (NBC – New York)
WMYA 51 (MyTV – Albany)
WSTM 3 (NBC – Syracuse)
WPNY 11 (MyTV – Utica NY)
WICZ 40 (FOX – Binghamton NY)
WETM 18 (NBC – Elmira)
WWTI 50 (ABC – Watertown NY)
WCCT 20 (CW – Hartford)
Patriots broadcast (Dan Roche, Christian Fauria):
WBZ 4 (CBS – Boston)
WNAC 64.2 (MyTV – Providence)
WCTX 9 (MyTV – Hartford)
WMUR 9 (ABC – Manchester, NH)
WWLP 22 (NBC – Springfield, MA)
WMTW 8 (ABC – Portland, ME)
WFVX 22 (FOX – Bangor, ME)
WCAX 3 (CBS – Burlington, VT)
Online Video and Audio Live Streaming, Rewind Subscriptions
NFL Network is offering live streaming access to all 65 preseason games through its Preseason Live. The live streaming is available through a one-time subscription fee of $14.99, which is good through September 15, 2013. With Preseason Live, viewers can watch replays of every game in HD quality video on computer, tablets, smart phones. Subscribers have the option to watch the games in dual or quad view.
Other way to watch the NFL games on your computer, tablet or phone online is through DirectTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. The subscription of $44.99 or $59.99 per month for five months give you access to every out-of-market game, every Sunday, in HD video format. Also, it gives access to real-time stats and scores.
Besides watching the games, NFL fans can listen to every games live through NFL’s Audio Pass. With a subscription fee of $39.99, listeners receive access through July 31, 2014 to all 65 preseason games, 256 regular season games, home or away broadcasts, archived games, Spanish broadcasts, and chats.
If you were unable to watch or listen to the games live, you can access full replays of every past and 2013 NFL game online, including playoffs and Super Bowl archives through NFL’s Game Rewind. This subscription gives you access from your computer, tablets, and mobile devices. The one time subscription fee of $69.99 or 4 payments of $17.99 per month gives subscribers access through July 31, 214.
Click Here for the 2013 NFL Preseason TV Schedule and ticket price.