The New York Giants (2-3) will visit the New England Patriots (5-0) at Foxborough Stadium on Thursday night in a game that has very real potential to get ugly in a hurry.
Opening the week, the Giants were listed as 15.5-point road underdogs and it’s only gotten worse from there for Big Blue. They enter Thursday at +16.5, which is the largest points spread in team history.
Let’s take a look at who some of the experts and insiders around the league are taking in the Week 6 matchup:
|Expert||Pick||Score (if applicable)|
|Mike Golic (ESPN)||Patriots||N/A|
|Louis Riddick (ESPN)||Patriots||N/A|
|Trey Wingo (ESPN)||Patriots||N/A|
|Pete Prisco (CBS)||Patriots||31-10|
|Jason La Canfora (CBS)||Patriots||N/A|
|Ryan Wilson (CBS)||Patriots||N/A|
|Nate Davis (USA TODAY)||N/A||N/A|
|Lorenzo Reyes (USA TODAY)||N/A||N/A|
|Tadd Haislop (Sporting News)||Patriots||34-13|
|Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News)||Patriots||31-10|
It should come as little surprise that the heavily favored Patriots are not only the most popular pick, but the pick period. Not only did the 10 experts we pull from all peg New England to win on Thursday night, every single expert who made a pick that we saw went with the Pats.
Yes, you read that correctly… No one at ESPN, CBS, USA TODAY or The Sporting News chose the Giants to win this game. In fact, we did not see a single person anywhere across the internet pick the Giants. That may be a first.
And for those who did throw down a score prediction, they viewed it as a three-plus score game with the Giants barely remaining respectable.
What say you, Giants fans? How do you see this one playing out?