A Chance to Ruin Perfection


The Patriots rolled over the Steelers today, embarrassing the Pittsburgh guarantee and improving to 13-0 on the year. With Miami and Buffalo on the Pats’ schedule the next two weeks, the Giants in Week 17 might be the last hope to end the Patriots’ bid at the perfect season.

This is what we know about the Giants and Patriots success against similar opponents.

vs MIA
NYG W 13-10
NE W 49-28

vs NYJ
NYG W 35-24
NE W 38-14

vs DAL
NYG L 45-35
NYG L 31-20
NE W 48-27

vs PHI
NYG W 16-3
NYG W 16-13
NE W 31-28

vs WSH
NYG W 24-17
NE W 52-7

It’s not a good sign that the Patriots made such a mockery of the Cowboys who the Giants have fallen to twice this season. But that was earlier in the year and the Giants were able to hold the Eagles (with their starting QB) to only 13 points today while the Patriots had some trouble with Philly in Week 12.

I am not saying the Giants are going to win or that they should win at Giants Stadium on December 29th against the Patriots. But, I am saying there is a chance.