Thursday Night Football: Where to Watch New York Giants vs. New England Patriots, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

The New England Patriots can extend their best start to the season since 2015 when they host the New York Giants in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Thursday Night Football.

The reigning Super Bowl champions are 5-0, their best record at this stage of the season since they went 10-0 four years ago and only the fourth time in the Bill Belichick era they have won their first five games.

In 2007, the Patriots racked up 16 regular season wins and won their first two playoffs games, but were famously denied a perfect season by their opponents on Thursday night, as the Giants defeated New England 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII.

The G-Men may have stopped the Patriots from becoming the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to win every game in the regular season and the playoffs—Miami finished 17-0 in an era when the regular season consisted of 14 games—but they are unlikely to halt New England's march this season.

New England's point differential currently stands at +121, the second-best scoring margin in the NFL since the merger in 1970, behind only the 1999 St. Louis Rams, who boasted a +123 point differential at the same stage of the season.

The current Patriots defense has a legitimate claim to be ranked among the finest units ever assembled by Belichick.

New England has allowed a league-best 6.8 points per game so far, and its defense also ranks first in the NFL in terms of yards allowed, third-down conversion, sacks, interceptions, takeaways, first-downs allowed, passing yards and passing touchdowns allowed.

How good is the @Patriots defense?

1985 Bears - 12.4 PPG Allowed
2000 Ravens - 10.3 PPG Allowed

2019 Patriots - 6.8 PPG Allowed

— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 6, 2019

The Patriots have put up 31 points per game and rank 11th in total offense, and their pass offense is the sixth-best in the entire NFL.

At the same time, there are a few creases for New England to iron out on the offensive side of the ball, some of which were evident in the 33-7 win over the Redskins in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.

Tom Brady attempted a joint-career best 31 passes in the first half, as the Pats ran the ball just seven times and looked slightly out of sync.

The 42-year-old was his usual unflappable self, passing for 348 yards and three touchdowns to surpass Brett Favre in third place for the most passing yards NFL history.

Brady will likely move up another spot on Thursday, as he's only 18 yards short of Peyton Manning.

The Giants no longer have a veteran under center after Eli Manning was benched after the first two games of the season, with Daniel Jones promoted to the starting role.

The rookie quarterback has acquitted himself well so far, completing 64.2 percent of his 109 passes for 760 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.

The Giants won back-to-back games in Jones' first two starts but came undone at home against Minnesota on Sunday, when their signal caller was sacked four times.

Jones faces an almighty task in getting the Giants offense going against the Patriots, who has conceded the fifth-fewest number of points since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger.

The rookie quarterback visited New England before the draft and Belichick was full of praise for the former Duke player.

"He's an impressive player and a very impressive person," he said in a conference with Giants reporters on Monday.

"We had a great visit, and again, playing quarterback in New York is not the easiest thing in the world, but he's got a lot of maturity and a good head on his shoulders and has good perspective on football and the overall leadership position that comes with that role on and off the field."

Here's all you need to know ahead of Thursday.

Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to pass against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter in the game at FedExField on October 6 in Landover, Maryland. Patrick McDermott/Getty

When and where is the game?

The New England Patriots host the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Thursday, October 10.

Kick-off is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET.

TV coverage

The game will be nationally broadcast by the NFL Network, FOX Sports and Amazon Prime Video.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via NFL Network online and on connected devices, as well as Amazon Prime Video and FOX Sports' digital platforms.


The Patriots are 5-0 after winning 33-7 in Washington, D.C., in Week 5 and are in total control of the AFC East, while the Giants slipped to 2-3 after losing at home to the Minnesota Vikings.

Series record

The Patriots lead the all-time series 6-4 and have won five of the last six meetings against the Giants.

New England last hosted the G-Men at Gillette Stadium in November 2011, when the Giants won 24-20.


According to Oddschecker, New England is a 16.5-point favorite and is 19/20 to win and cover the spread, while the Giants are 67/10 underdogs. The over/under line bar in terms of total points scored is set at 42.5.

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Dan Cancian is currently a reporter for Newsweek based in London, England. Prior to joining Newsweek in January 2018, he was a news and business reporter at International Business Times UK. Dan has also written for The Guardian and The Observer. 

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