The NFL regular season is right around the corner, as the last games of the preseason wrap up this week. The Patriots played the last game of their preseason in New Jersey, against the Giants.
LIVE GAME SCORE: Patriots 17, Giants 12 Final
Both teams were 2-1 over the preseason before Thursday night’s game.
One thing you can definitely expect from this game: a good look at each team’s backup players. The fourth week of the preseason is usually one where teams’ starters take the game off to rest up for the real thing. Second and third-string players usually play through the game, either as a last evaluation by coaches looking to make final cuts, or to build on in-game execution.
Running backs Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead, as well as tight end Jacob Hollister, are listed as questionable to play for the Patriots. Giants tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison, linebacker Connor Barwin, and defensive end Olivier Vernon are also questionable.