Pro Football Free Pick
Thursday, October 10, 5:20 p.m. PT
New York Giants at New England Patriots
Giants at Patriots -16.5: Bill Belichick’s Patriots are 19-5 against rookie quarterbacks during his time as head coach, so you’re going against a lot of history if you’re taking the points here.
New York got Golden Tate back off suspension but is still expected to be without Saquon Barkley and saw his backup, Wayne Gallman, suffer a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings. Tight end Evan Engram has an MCL issue that might sideline him and top receiver Sterling Shepard is also concussed, so Jones may be handing off to rookie Jon Hilliman and throwing to Tate as his primary options on the road here.
New York’s secondary has looked shaky, so we should see a second straight primetime blowout. PATRIOTS