Getting ready for the game
The Patriots play their final preseason game tonight against the Giants at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
- Watch previews of the game from 6-7 p.m. on Arbella Early Edition with Gary Tanguay, Trenni Kusnierek and Michael Felger in Burlington, and Phil Perry and Mike Giardi at Gillette.
- As soon as the game ends, Postgame Live begins during Town Fair Tire Boston Sports Tonight with Felger and Tom E. Curran in Burlington, and Perry and Giardi at Gillette.
Tune into CSN to watch, or click here for the livestream of the shows (and all CSN programming).
Here's what you need to know about the game . . .
FACTS AND FIGURES
GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m. EDT
SITE: Gillette Stadium
PRESEASON RECORDS: Patriots 1-2, Giants 1-2
TV ANNOUNCERS: Dan Roche, Christian Fauria, Matt Chatham, Steve Burton, Paul Perillo, Andy Hart
RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci, Scott Zolak
NOTES: The Patriots and Giants are meeting in the preseason finale for the 13th consecutive year . . . The Pats have played the Giants 26 times in the preseason, more than any other opponent. They are 9-17 in those games.
Five who could be playing for jobs tonight
While Patriots regulars aren't expected to play much, if at all, tonight, Bill Belichick will be the first to tell you the preseason finale still matters. It's an opportunity to evaluate players in game situations - players who could begin the season on the 53-man roster, players destined for the practice squad, or players who won't make either but could be considered for a spot on one or the other down the line.
Before the Giants and Patriots kick off, let's take a look at the group of players who could be on the precipice of the active roster and might help their chances with strong performances in their last shot at exhibition action.
Today (Thursday): Sun to building clouds, chance afternoon sprinkle. Highs in the 80s south, 70s central, 60s far north. West wind becomes northwest at 8-16 mph.
Overnight Thursday Night: Quite cool and mostly clear. Lows in the 40s. Northwest wind 4-14 mph.