New England Patriots: 3 Players that must shine vs. Giants in Week 6

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1. Tom Brady

Throughout the course of his 20-year NFL career leading up to this point, Tom Brady has always been a player that has been able to step up in big moments and on the big stage in front of a national audience. In the Week 6 contest against the New York Giants, Brady will once again shine in the contest for New England and will be a player we look at as one of the top performers in the game once it is all said and done.

Brady is coming off of another solid performance in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins in a game that helped the Patriots improve to a perfect 5-0 overall on the season, throwing for nearly 350 yards and multiple touchdowns.

The veteran quarterback completed 28 of his overall 42 pass attempts, grabbing a quarterback rating of 106.1. Brady finished the game with a total of 348 yards passing through the air, along with throwing for three touchdowns while also throwing one interception in the victory.

Although Brady and the Patriots are dealing with a few wide receivers that are battling through injuries this week in hopes of being healthy enough to play on Thursday Night Football against the Giants, the quarterback still has plenty of options within the offense. That makes Brady and this unit dangerous even if Josh Gordon (knee) and Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) aren’t able to line up at wide receiver.

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Brady will have to have another Brady-like performance on Thursday to help New England improve to 6-0 overall on the season heading into the seventh week of play next week.