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Patriots – Giants, Who has the Razor’s Edge? Key Matchups

Steve Balestrieri
5 years ago at 6:00 am ET
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The New England Patriots head back out on the road after a very successful three-game home stand where they ran their record to 8-0. This week they take on the New York Giants in the New Jersey Meadowlands on Sunday afternoon. The game is broadcast by CBS with their top announcing crew of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms on the call and will be televised locally on WBZ-TV. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. The Patriots radio play-by-play is handled as always by Bob Socci and Scott Zolak and can be heard on 98.5 the Sports Hub.

The Patriots (8-0), beat the Washington Redskins last week 27-10 as Tom Brady passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns. LaGarrette Blount had a career high 29 carries for 129 yards in the win.

A win by the Patriots on Sunday will guarantee them their 15th straight winning season. The Pats will join San Francisco and Dallas each with 16 straight winning seasons as the only teams with a winning record for 15 or more seasons in a row.

The Giants (5-4), beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-18 on the road last week as Eli Manning tossed two touchdowns and WR Odell Beckham Jr. had over 100 yards receiving in the win. New York leads the NFC East with a half-game lead over the Philadelphia Eagles.

We here at PatsFans.com are continuing our  “Razor’s Edge”  column in 2015 to give a quick break down on some of the key matchups of the game and what you can look for in how the game plays out.

Series History: The Patriots and Giants have met just 11 times in their history although the teams regularly meet at the end of preseason. The Giants hold a 6-5 all-time advantage in these meetings including the last three in a row.

The teams last met in February 2012 the Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. They also beat the Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII. Oddly enough the Patriots own a 3-1 lifetime mark against the Giants in New York.

Here is a look at some of the key matchups and who holds the Razor’s Edge.

First up is the Patriots offense:


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