Jason Pierre-Paul Has A Strategy For Beating Tom Brady

Ask Bill Belichick a question about expanded rosters and he'll talk for more than six minutes

Forget that the Giants (5-4) have to play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday in their final game before a bye.

"I'd much rather have won them than lost them, but they won't have any bearing on this week or what the matchups are", Brady said of his only Super Bowl losses. Helmet catches and almost-perfect seasons and toe-taps along the sideline and a Hail Mary pass that came down just before the confetti went up are all part of the lore that links the teams. The Patriots defense is allowing 17.9 points and 334 yards per game with nine interceptions, 27 sacks, and eight fumble recoveries. 

If we're going to have any conversations, they should instead include comparisons to Steve Young in 1994 and Peyton Manning in 2013 and Kurt Warner in 1999 and, yes, Brady in 2007. Leave your questions now in the comments below, and we'll be sure to get to them Friday afternoon.

"I'm not going to say it's just another game", Vereen said Wednesday. However, Pierre-Paul was quick to not one difference between that game and the upcoming one.

Clearly taking the ball away is something the Giants focus on.

Now they are facing not the fourth-year Eli they saw in Glendale, Arizona in February of 2009 but the 12th year Eli, a player who is flourishing statistically under offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.

There are many things a New Englander might miss after a work-related move to NY: The best variety of clam chowder, all that handsome fall foliage, and summers on the Cape.

The NY Jets, who host former coach Rex Ryan on Thursday, jumped three places to No. 9.

Whichever team lives up to its reputation and statistical resume will have a good chance to succeed in this rivalry between infrequent foes. He has 22 TD passes and only two interceptions and, to these eyes, has never looked better. But you've got to play aggressively. In fact, Belichick's only career victory over Coughlin - that 38-35 epic in the Meadowlands to punctuate the 2007 regular season - proved to be something of a pyrrhic one. The Patriots (8-0) may be the league's best team, but they still need this win, too, considering the Cincinnati Bengals are also unblemished, as the two teams race for the top seed in the AFC.

They know how the Pats operate, what makes Belichick and Brady so hard to beat and how much they undoubtedly are thirsting for a win over the Giants. He played in 13 regular season games, and threw for 288 yards with one touchdown. A matchup with the Giants still brings up bad memories and inspires a particular thirst for obliteration throughout New England. The Patriots ran the ball in huge chunks while Brady surgically, methodically, carved up the Philadelphia secondary. K Stephen Gostkowski leads the National Football League with 88 points. What is it about the Giants that your teams have struggled against them? Not bad. It remains to be seen which cornerback, Malcolm Butler or Logan Ryan, will line up against him.

Butler did an impressive job against DeSean Jackson last week, with the veteran playmaker seeing action for the first time since Week 1.

"Tom and I have a lot in common", Parcells said. Marcus Cannon could return from missing three-plus weeks to a toe injury. Fells recently had his final surgery to combat the infection in his foot, Donnell said, and is continuing to recover.



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