New York Giants At New England Patriots: Thursday Night Football Week 6 Schedule, Time, Odds, Picks

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The New England Patriots are gearing up to host the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football to kick off Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season. This game will mark the latest chapter in what has been a great modern rivalry. These foes are quite familiar with one another, famously battling in a pair of Super Bowls—XLII in 2008 and XLVI in 2012—that both went Big Blue’s way. However, this edition will look a bit different than it has over the last decade-plus, as it will be the first time that the G-Men won’t be starting quarterback Eli Manning under center. The 39-year-old signal-caller was replaced by Daniel Jones in Week 3, who has since led the Giants to a 2-1 record in his trio of starts. The rookie sensation—who came back to earth last week in a 28-10 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings—will now face the toughest test of his young career against the undefeated Patriots. Not only will Jones need to outduel future Hall of Famer Tom Brady, a player approximately 20 years his senior, but he’ll also have to navigate a defense that leads the league in yardage allowed, points conceded and interceptions to do so.

To say that the oddsmakers don’t like New York’s chances on Thursday Night Football would be understating it. The books opened the Giants as a 15-point underdog, but that line has since shifted to NE -17. These Week 6 odds are the longest that the organization has ever faced, eclipsing the 15.5-point spreads they faced in 1983 against the Washington Redskins and 1995 versus the San Francisco 49ers. Big Blue lost both times, but that doesn’t mean that they are hopeless in this one. They did manage to cover in each of those contests and have overcome long odds before. The Giants outright won as 13.5-point underdogs on the road against the Denver Broncos during the 2017 season, and famously bested the 2007 Patriots in the Super Bowl as 12.5-point ‘dogs.

The public isn’t buying the G-Men in Week 6 though, as more than three-fourths of all betting slips (76%) and an even larger percentage of total cash (84%) wagered against the spread is on New England. The total on this one is a bit more polarizing, evidenced by 56% of tickets on the over, but 64% of money wagered for the under. Those bigger bets have caused shops to lower the line from 46.5 to 42.5 over the last few days. One factor in these trends is the sheer amount of injuries the Giants are dealing with, as they’ll go into Thursday Night Football without star running back Saquon Barkley, his backup Wayne Gallman, tight end Evan Engram and wideout Sterling Shepard. That’s a lot of offensive firepower to be missing, especially for a showdown with a defense that is breaking records for its prowess during the first third of the campaign.

Will New York find a way to overcome the odds tonight and escape Foxborough with one of the most unlikely victories in franchise history, or will New England steamroll this foe and keep their unblemished record intact? Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com sent along his picks for the game and you will not want to miss which team he has covering. Before seeing which side the Vegas expert has a lean on, take a look at the complete schedule, kickoff start times, TV channels, live stream sites and updated odds for every game in Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season. You can also check out some relevant betting trends, the latest injury report, quotes from key figures and more to get prepared for Thursday Night Football.

Thursday Night Football Week 6 Viewing Guide

Time (ET) Matchup (TV) Odds Total
Thursday, Oct. 10
8:20 p.m. New York Giants at New England Patriots (NFLN/FOX) NE -17 42.5

Thursday Night Football will be live streamed via Amazon Prime.

 

NFL Week 6 TV Schedule And Odds

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Time (ET) Matchup (TV) Odds Total
Sunday, Oct. 13
9:30 a.m. Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers* (NFLN) CAR -2 47.5
1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (CBS) BAL -11.5 48
1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns (FOX) SEA -1.5 47.5
1 p.m. Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS) KC -5 55.5
1 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS) JAX -1 44
1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings (FOX) MIN -3 44
1 p.m. Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins (FOX) WAS -3.5 41.5
4:05 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams (FOX) LAR -3 50.5
4:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals (FOX) ATL -2.5 52
4:25 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets (CBS) DAL -7 43.5
4:25 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos (CBS) DEN -2 39
8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers (NBC) LAC -7 41
Monday, Oct. 14
8:15 p.m. Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (ESPN) GB -4.5 47

*Game takes place at neutral site (Tottenham Hotspur Arena in London, England)

Sunday Night Football is live streamed via NBC Sports and Monday Night Football via WatchESPN

 

Thursday Night Football Week 6 Betting Trends

  • The Giants are 3-3 straight-up and 5-1 against the spread over their last six meetings with the Patriots dating back to 2003.
  • All five matchups between these teams since 2007 has been decided by four or less points.
  • The Patriots are 5-0 straight-up during the 2019 NFL season, but just 3-2 ATS. The Giants are 2-3 SU and ATS in that same span.
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the last four meetings between New England and New York. The Thursday Night Football total of 42.5 is the lowest for a game involving these teams since 2003.
  • The Giants are 8-1 ATS over their last nine road games, while the Patriots are 7-2 ATS across their last nine overall contests.
  • The Patriots offense is averaging 31 points per game (No. 3 offense) during the 2019 NFL season, while the Giants defense is giving up 25 points per game (No. 24 defense) this year.
  • The New York offense has averaged 19.4 points per game (No. 25) over the first five weeks of the campaign. The New England defense has given up an average of just 6.8 points per game (No. 1) in that span.

New York Giants at New England Patriots Week 6 Weather

Conditions at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough are expected to be wet and windy, which could have an impact on how the game plays out. Temperatures should fall close to 50 degrees, with gusts of wind reaching up to 17 mph. Here’s the full hour-by-hour report starting with the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff, courtesy of Accuweather.com:

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Thursday Night Football Week 6 Injury Report

New York Giants

Out

RB Saquon Barkley, Ankle

RB Wayne Gallman, Concussion

WR Sterling Shepard, Concussion

TE Evan Engram, Knee

 

Questionable

LB Lorenzo Carter, Neck

New England Patriots

Out

WR Phillip Dorsett II, Hamstring

 

Questionable

RB Rex Burkhead, Foot

LB Shilique Calhoun, Ankle

S Patrick Chung, Heel

S Nate Ebner, Groin

WR Julian Edelman, Chest

WR Josh Gordon, Knee

New York Giants at New England Patriots Week 6 Media

New England head coach Bill Belichick heaped praise on the Giants organization leading up to this Week 6 contest (via ESPN.com):

Of course, the Mara family -- single ownership. They've certainly been through all the phases of the league, and not only have done things very professionally and for the good of the game on the field, but present everything well off the field as well -- their family and their organization and just the way they do things. So that's a storied franchise and it goes way, way back. I was very, very fortunate to be a part of that great organization for 12 years and I learned a lot there from so many people, some who are still there, most of whom aren't. But they put together a tremendous group there in the '80s, starting with Coach [Ray] Perkins, so I was very fortunate to be a part of that.

John Buccigross pointed out that the Patriots have been unstoppable at home in recent years:

New York head coach Pat Shurmur discussed the difficulties of preparing for a game on a short week of rest, as well as the unique challenges the New England defense will present on Thursday Night Football (via Giants.com):

It speaks to the obvious. You only have four days instead of seven, so everything you do is compressed. There’s always a balance trying to get them physically and mentally prepared with the time allotted. Every NFL team has a four-day turnaround once a year, and this just happens to be our week…I think [New England has] the hallmarks of an outstanding defense. They’re sturdy against the run. They have effective pressure packages. They’re willing to pressure you in different ways, whether they leave one safety in the middle or no safeties, which means they have an extra rusher. Then they’re good at rushing with just four and covering in zone. They have the hallmarks of what makes for a great defense.

Jordan Raanan sees similarities between tonight’s game and Big Blue’s upset over the Broncos in the Mile High two years ago:

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he’s been keeping an eye on Daniel Jones as the Giants signal-caller makes the first starts of his career (via Patriots.com):

I mean, I love football. I love football, I love watching quarterbacks play. I've seen a lot over 20 years. I've seen the position – I wouldn't say it's changed much. I think what you try to do as quarterback is get the team down the field, and everyone's got different skillsets in order to be able to accomplish that. Some teams build their offense around the skillsets of the quarterbacks; some don't. Some guys have systems that are conducive to their style; some don't. But, yeah, I appreciate good quarterback play. So, yeah, I pay attention to all the young guys, I pay attention to the old guys, I pay attention to every quarterback in the league and watch them, watch how they lead, watch how they play, throw, their fundamentals, their decisions. I've got to know what my competition's like, so I'm trying to study those guys, too.

Mike Reiss noted that the age gap between the starting quarterbacks in the Week 6 Thursday Night Football game is the second largest since 1970:

Giants defensive lineman Oshane Ximines spoke about what getting a sack tonight would mean to him and gave the scouting report on facing Tom Brady (via NYPost.com):

I mean, every sack means a lot to me. but that’s the GOAT right there, and I respect him as a player and everything he’s done for this game, it’s amazing, and I’m excited to go against him…[Brady is] gonna get the ball off quick. He’s gonna make plays, but basically we just gotta figure out a way to get him off the spot, get him to move his feet to make him feel a little bit more uncomfortable and just get hits on him when we can, and also when we can’t get there, get our hands up.

Skip Bayless believes that the G-Men should start Eli Manning to foil Tom Brady one last time:

Thursday Night Football Week 6 Prediction

Pick: Giants +17

Prediction: Patriots 27 – Giants 14

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The New England Patriots are gearing up to host the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football to kick off Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season. This game will mark the latest chapter in what has been a great modern rivalry. These foes are quite familiar with one another, famously battling in a pair of Super Bowls—XLII in 2008 and XLVI in 2012—that both went Big Blue’s way. However, this edition will look a bit different than it has over the last decade-plus, as it will be the first time that the G-Men won’t be starting quarterback Eli Manning under center. The 39-year-old signal-caller was replaced by Daniel Jones in Week 3, who has since led the Giants to a 2-1 record in his trio of starts. The rookie sensation—who came back to earth last week in a 28-10 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings—will now face the toughest test of his young career against the undefeated Patriots. Not only will Jones need to outduel future Hall of Famer Tom Brady, a player approximately 20 years his senior, but he’ll also have to navigate a defense that leads the league in yardage allowed, points conceded and interceptions to do so.

To say that the oddsmakers don’t like New York’s chances on Thursday Night Football would be understating it. The books opened the Giants as a 15-point underdog, but that line has since shifted to NE -17. These Week 6 odds are the longest that the organization has ever faced, eclipsing the 15.5-point spreads they faced in 1983 against the Washington Redskins and 1995 versus the San Francisco 49ers. Big Blue lost both times, but that doesn’t mean that they are hopeless in this one. They did manage to cover in each of those contests and have overcome long odds before. The Giants outright won as 13.5-point underdogs on the road against the Denver Broncos during the 2017 season, and famously bested the 2007 Patriots in the Super Bowl as 12.5-point ‘dogs.

The public isn’t buying the G-Men in Week 6 though, as more than three-fourths of all betting slips (76%) and an even larger percentage of total cash (84%) wagered against the spread is on New England. The total on this one is a bit more polarizing, evidenced by 56% of tickets on the over, but 64% of money wagered for the under. Those bigger bets have caused shops to lower the line from 46.5 to 42.5 over the last few days. One factor in these trends is the sheer amount of injuries the Giants are dealing with, as they’ll go into Thursday Night Football without star running back Saquon Barkley, his backup Wayne Gallman, tight end Evan Engram and wideout Sterling Shepard. That’s a lot of offensive firepower to be missing, especially for a showdown with a defense that is breaking records for its prowess during the first third of the campaign.

Will New York find a way to overcome the odds tonight and escape Foxborough with one of the most unlikely victories in franchise history, or will New England steamroll this foe and keep their unblemished record intact? Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com sent along his picks for the game and you will not want to miss which team he has covering. Before seeing which side the Vegas expert has a lean on, take a look at the complete schedule, kickoff start times, TV channels, live stream sites and updated odds for every game in Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season. You can also check out some relevant betting trends, the latest injury report, quotes from key figures and more to get prepared for Thursday Night Football.

Thursday Night Football Week 6 Viewing Guide

Time (ET) Matchup (TV) Odds Total
Thursday, Oct. 10
8:20 p.m. New York Giants at New England Patriots (NFLN/FOX) NE -17 42.5

Thursday Night Football will be live streamed via Amazon Prime.

 

NFL Week 6 TV Schedule And Odds

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Time (ET) Matchup (TV) Odds Total
Sunday, Oct. 13
9:30 a.m. Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers* (NFLN) CAR -2 47.5
1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (CBS) BAL -11.5 48
1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns (FOX) SEA -1.5 47.5
1 p.m. Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS) KC -5 55.5
1 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS) JAX -1 44
1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings (FOX) MIN -3 44
1 p.m. Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins (FOX) WAS -3.5 41.5
4:05 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams (FOX) LAR -3 50.5
4:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals (FOX) ATL -2.5 52
4:25 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets (CBS) DAL -7 43.5
4:25 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos (CBS) DEN -2 39
8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers (NBC) LAC -7 41
Monday, Oct. 14
8:15 p.m. Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (ESPN) GB -4.5 47

*Game takes place at neutral site (Tottenham Hotspur Arena in London, England)

Sunday Night Football is live streamed via NBC Sports and Monday Night Football via WatchESPN

 

Thursday Night Football Week 6 Betting Trends

  • The Giants are 3-3 straight-up and 5-1 against the spread over their last six meetings with the Patriots dating back to 2003.
  • All five matchups between these teams since 2007 has been decided by four or less points.
  • The Patriots are 5-0 straight-up during the 2019 NFL season, but just 3-2 ATS. The Giants are 2-3 SU and ATS in that same span.
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the last four meetings between New England and New York. The Thursday Night Football total of 42.5 is the lowest for a game involving these teams since 2003.
  • The Giants are 8-1 ATS over their last nine road games, while the Patriots are 7-2 ATS across their last nine overall contests.
  • The Patriots offense is averaging 31 points per game (No. 3 offense) during the 2019 NFL season, while the Giants defense is giving up 25 points per game (No. 24 defense) this year.
  • The New York offense has averaged 19.4 points per game (No. 25) over the first five weeks of the campaign. The New England defense has given up an average of just 6.8 points per game (No. 1) in that span.

New York Giants at New England Patriots Week 6 Weather

Conditions at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough are expected to be wet and windy, which could have an impact on how the game plays out. Temperatures should fall close to 50 degrees, with gusts of wind reaching up to 17 mph. Here’s the full hour-by-hour report starting with the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff, courtesy of Accuweather.com:

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Thursday Night Football Week 6 Injury Report

New York Giants

Out

RB Saquon Barkley, Ankle

RB Wayne Gallman, Concussion

WR Sterling Shepard, Concussion

TE Evan Engram, Knee

 

Questionable

LB Lorenzo Carter, Neck

New England Patriots

Out

WR Phillip Dorsett II, Hamstring

 

Questionable

RB Rex Burkhead, Foot

LB Shilique Calhoun, Ankle

S Patrick Chung, Heel

S Nate Ebner, Groin

WR Julian Edelman, Chest

WR Josh Gordon, Knee

New York Giants at New England Patriots Week 6 Media

New England head coach Bill Belichick heaped praise on the Giants organization leading up to this Week 6 contest (via ESPN.com):

Of course, the Mara family -- single ownership. They've certainly been through all the phases of the league, and not only have done things very professionally and for the good of the game on the field, but present everything well off the field as well -- their family and their organization and just the way they do things. So that's a storied franchise and it goes way, way back. I was very, very fortunate to be a part of that great organization for 12 years and I learned a lot there from so many people, some who are still there, most of whom aren't. But they put together a tremendous group there in the '80s, starting with Coach [Ray] Perkins, so I was very fortunate to be a part of that.

John Buccigross pointed out that the Patriots have been unstoppable at home in recent years:

New York head coach Pat Shurmur discussed the difficulties of preparing for a game on a short week of rest, as well as the unique challenges the New England defense will present on Thursday Night Football (via Giants.com):

It speaks to the obvious. You only have four days instead of seven, so everything you do is compressed. There’s always a balance trying to get them physically and mentally prepared with the time allotted. Every NFL team has a four-day turnaround once a year, and this just happens to be our week…I think [New England has] the hallmarks of an outstanding defense. They’re sturdy against the run. They have effective pressure packages. They’re willing to pressure you in different ways, whether they leave one safety in the middle or no safeties, which means they have an extra rusher. Then they’re good at rushing with just four and covering in zone. They have the hallmarks of what makes for a great defense.

Jordan Raanan sees similarities between tonight’s game and Big Blue’s upset over the Broncos in the Mile High two years ago:

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he’s been keeping an eye on Daniel Jones as the Giants signal-caller makes the first starts of his career (via Patriots.com):

I mean, I love football. I love football, I love watching quarterbacks play. I've seen a lot over 20 years. I've seen the position – I wouldn't say it's changed much. I think what you try to do as quarterback is get the team down the field, and everyone's got different skillsets in order to be able to accomplish that. Some teams build their offense around the skillsets of the quarterbacks; some don't. Some guys have systems that are conducive to their style; some don't. But, yeah, I appreciate good quarterback play. So, yeah, I pay attention to all the young guys, I pay attention to the old guys, I pay attention to every quarterback in the league and watch them, watch how they lead, watch how they play, throw, their fundamentals, their decisions. I've got to know what my competition's like, so I'm trying to study those guys, too.

Mike Reiss noted that the age gap between the starting quarterbacks in the Week 6 Thursday Night Football game is the second largest since 1970:

Giants defensive lineman Oshane Ximines spoke about what getting a sack tonight would mean to him and gave the scouting report on facing Tom Brady (via NYPost.com):

I mean, every sack means a lot to me. but that’s the GOAT right there, and I respect him as a player and everything he’s done for this game, it’s amazing, and I’m excited to go against him…[Brady is] gonna get the ball off quick. He’s gonna make plays, but basically we just gotta figure out a way to get him off the spot, get him to move his feet to make him feel a little bit more uncomfortable and just get hits on him when we can, and also when we can’t get there, get our hands up.

Skip Bayless believes that the G-Men should start Eli Manning to foil Tom Brady one last time:

Thursday Night Football Week 6 Prediction

Pick: Giants +17

Prediction: Patriots 27 – Giants 14

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