New York Giants Schedule Release: 5 Most Important Games

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Week 10: Sunday, November 15th vs. New England Patriots, 4:25 PM

Aug 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Peyton Hillis (33) scores a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants will welcome the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots to MetLife Stadium in what should be a good game. At this point in the season, with just over half their season behind them, the Giants should be peaking and have all their kinks worked out with an old face coming back as defensive coordinator in Steve Spagnuolo. This will be a good measuring stick for a Giants team looking to make the postseason for the first time since 2011.

The Giants have had as much success as any team against the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady combo. They have won three consecutive meetings against the Patriots, with two of them being the Super Bowl victories in 2008 and 2011.

Coming off a Super Bowl win in February though, the Patriots are currently sitting in a better position than the Giants, making this one arguably the toughest game on the Giants 2015 schedule. Regardless, this is a team that the Giants will undoubtedly get up to play against, and being in front of the home fans at MetLife will definitely help.

This is also the last game the Giants will play before heading into their bye. That could work against them, as players may be looking ahead to having a week off to rest, recuperate and be around their families. It could work in their favor though, as they will not want to go into a week without a game coming off a loss, as the taste in their mouth will linger longer than normal.

Tom Coughlin and his staff will make sure that his team is ready to play against the Patriots, and you can make sure they are closer to the latter scenario than the former. Winning against the Patriots would not only propel the Giants into the bye week with momentum, it could be a wave they can ride beyond the bye week to get into the postseason.

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