After a long offseason focused mainly on the ongoing Deflategate debacle, the New England Patriots are finally ready to play some real football. But first, the New York Giants come into Foxboro for the final preseason game of 2015 — a game available for fans to watch live online.
The Patriots and the Giants have been traditional preseason rivals, facing each other in the fourth and final preseason contest every year since 2005. In games that count, the teams have met 11 times in their respective histories, starting in 1970, when New England was still known as the Boston Patriots and played their home games at Harvard Stadium.
The Giants have won six and the Patriots have won five. Of course, those 11 games include the Giants’ pair of dramatic, last-minute victories in Super Bowl 42 and Super Bowl 46. The two teams have squared off in 24 preseason games over the years — making New York the Patriots’ most frequent preseason opponent.
To find out how to watch the Week 4 preseason National Football League Preseason New York Giants vs. New England Patriots game live online, see the streaming info in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday, September 3, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts — 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
With a ruling on the Tom Brady suspension coming from Federal Judge Richard Berman by the end of the week, the Patriots likely will not know, as they head into their final preseason game, who their Week One starting quarterback will be.
But backup Jimmy Garoppolo is likely to see the bulk of playing time in Thursday’s preseason tilt, and he says he is prepared to fill in for Brady if called upon when the official season opens.
“Whether I’m the starter, backup, whatever that may be, I’m preparing like the starter, and I’ve got to be ready for Week One,” Garoppolo told the Boston Herald on Wednesday.
To watch the New York Giants vs. New England Patriots Week Four NFL preseason game live online, the best bet is to use the NFL Game Pass service, which this year is available for a $99 annual fee. But the service — which streams preseason games live, but will offer regular season games only on a “replay on demand” basis — offers a seven-day free trial that can be canceled after the game. To access that offer, and watch Thursday’s game live online, visit this link. The game unfortunately will not be available to stream in the New England and New York home markets, because local TV will carry the preseason matchup both places.
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