New York Giants vs. New England Patriots: 5 Bold predictions for Week 6

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 06: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter in the game at FedExField on October 06, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 06: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter in the game at FedExField on October 06, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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4. Danny Dimes throws three picks

Since taking over the starting quarterback job for the New York Giants, No. 6 overall pick Daniel Jones has looked impressive on the whole, much more so than many expected. Having said that, the rookie signal-caller has shown some nicks in the armor over the past few weeks, throwing three combined interceptions against Washington and Minnesota. That doesn’t bode well for him against this New England Patriots defense.

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Through five weeks, the Patriots defense has already captured 11 interceptions on the season. Led by Stephon Gilmore, who might be the best cornerback in the league right now, the New England secondary is an elite group. New England has the ability to pressure Jones while his group of largely backup skill-position players should struggle to get open. That will make for some rookie mistakes and Jones’ first three-interception game of his young career.

3. Slayton leads Giants in receiving

As mentioned, the Giants are coming into this matchup quite short-handed in terms of offensive weapons. Though Golden Tate is back, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram are out and, with Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman both injured, they are starting a third-string running back. That might lead you to believe that Tate will provide the passing game with whatever production they can find.

However, fifth-round rookie Darius Slayton is going to be the guy that has the most success against this vaunted New England defense. The first-year pass-catcher has flashed over the past three weeks, catching three balls for 82 yards in Week 3 and then garnering four receptions for 62 yards and his first career touchdown last week. He won’t have a monster day but the speedy rookie will break off the Giants’ biggest plays of the week and lead the team.