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Patriots Daily: Importance of Giants Game; Portnoy Suing NFL?



New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, left, greets New York Giants coach Brian Daboll before an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The New England Patriots have their by week this weekend. Their next game will be in eight days when they visit the New York Giants. Both teams are currently 2-8 through 10 games. The Giants visit Washington to take on the Commanders tomorrow afternoon. These two teams have been virtually identical this season, with stagnant offenses and multiple blowout losses. They would both select in the top three if the 2024 NFL Draft were held today.

Unlike Patriots coach Bill Belichick, it does not appear that Giants’ HC Brian Daboll’s job security is being questioned. They did make the playoffs last season, but it has been an ugly step backwards in 2023. New York QB Daniel Jones is done for the year, and possibly in New York for good if the team opts to replace him in the draft. New England QB Mac Jones might still have a chance to play out the season to save his job.

Either way, this is far from the marquee NFL matchup of Week 12. However, it will have major implications for the 2024 NFL Draft and possibly the future of both teams. Nothing is irrelevant in New England at the moment.

Also in today’s Patriots Daily: Barstool Sports Dave Portnoy to sue the NFL?; Joe Flacco to the Browns?; the oldest players in the NFL; and more…

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Fun Fact of the Day

Seattle Seahawks have signed veteran OT Jason Peters to their active roster. This makes the 41-year old the oldest NFL player in 2023. Former Patriots PK Nick Folk (now with the Titans) and Patriots ST Matthew Slater, both 37, are fifth and seventh respectively.

Tweet of the Day

Today’s Tweet of the Day comes from Amelia Probst, who breaks down how the salary caps of NFL franchise have been affected by injuries in 2023…