3 Reasons Giants Vs. Patriots Is A Big Deal

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Nov 23, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates tight end Tim Wright (81) after a touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

2. Playoff Positioning:

The Giants and the Patriots are ready to square off in a meaningful November football game. The Giants and Patriots both have to keep their foot on the gas pedal to ensure they get the best playoff seed they can earn. The Patriots are clearly going to the playoffs. They already have 8 wins. The Patriots though have the Cincinnati Bengals and the Denver Broncos also contending for the AFC’s top spot. Plenty of eyeballs will be on the Giants and Patriots game for this reason.

The Giants are 5-4 and they want to stay in first place in the NFC East. While the Redskins and Cowboys look out of the race, the Eagles are 4-4 and they have a win against the Giants on their resume. The Giants need to keep separation between them and the Eagles in the standings. This is the toughest game of the Giants schedule. If they beat the Patriots they could rattle off some big wins with the boost they get from this game.

We are at the point in the season where we have to think about the impact of each game. The Giants know they have to play a near perfect brand of football to beat the Patriots. This game is very important in the big picture of the Giants season.

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