NFL Preseason Football New England Patriots vs New York Giants: It's the NFL’s version of Yankees vs. Red Sox, New York vs. Massachusetts, and it kicks off Thursday August 28, 2008, as both the New England Patriots and the New York Giants close our their 2008 preseason schedule. This game has a scheduled start of 7:00 PM ET from Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. These teams will be meeting for the first time since February’s Super Bowl XLII. At SportsBook.com, the New York Giants are -2 points betting odds favorites against the New England Patriots (+2).
On Saturday, two days after this contest, the NFL roster limit will be reduced from 75, to the regular season limit of 53 players.
Both of these teams are making their final preparations for the 2008-2009 NFL regular season. In the Big Apple, the big question is: will Michael Strahan come out of retirement to help fill a huge void left with the injury of DE Osi Umenyiora?
Meanwhile in New England, everybody wants to know what’s the status of MVP QB Tom Brady’s injured foot. The OVER/UNDER in this NFL Preseason Football: New England Patriots vs New York Giants has been set at a total of 36 points.
The Giants, reportedly made contact with Michael Strahan’s agent regarding an offer, but have yet to divulge any other details. Allegedly, Michael Strahan is currently enjoying a get away vacation in Greece, and has yet to speak with the G-Men personally.
In NE, Tom Brady says he will be ready to go in the NFL season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, but it’s still uncertain if he’ll take some snaps in this one. Brady says he feels good, but ultimately it is coach Bill Belichick’s call. The Pats and the G-Men will meet for the 18th time in the preseason, and oddly enough, will be playing for the 4th straight year in the preseason clincher. In preseason play, the Giants hold a 10-7 edge.