- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

NEW ENGLAND (8-0) At N.Y. GIANTS (5-4)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 6½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Patriots 5-2-1, New York 5-3-1

SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 6-5

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Patriots 21-17, Feb. 5, 2012 in Super Bowl

LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Redskins 27-10; Giants beat Buccaneers 32-18

AP Pro32 RANKING - Patriots No. 1, Giants No. 11

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (26), PASS (3)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (3), PASS (16)

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (24), PASS (14)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (22), PASS (31)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Patriots are 8-0 for second time (2007). … QB Tom Brady leads NFL in touchdown passes (22), fewest interceptions (2) and quarterback rating (113.5). He has at least two touchdowns passes in every game this season. … RB LeGarrette Blount ran for season-high 129 yards last week. … Julian Edelman is seventh in league with 57 catches. … WR Brandon LaFell had 102 yards on five catches last week. … DE Chandler Jones leads NFL with 9 1/2 sacks. New England has 27, tied for No. 2. … CB Ryan Logan has four interceptions, tied for No. 3 in league. … K Stephen Gostkowski leads NFL with 88 points. He won scoring title each of past three seasons. … Giants QB Eli Manning is 3-1 against New England, winning two Super Bowl MVPs. He needs one touchdown pass to hit 20 for 10th straight season. … Former Patriots RB Shane Vereen has caught touchdown in two straight. … WR Odell Beckham Jr. is fourth in league with 759 yards receiving, third with 20 third-down catches and sixth with 59 receptions overall. … CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has three interceptions and two forced fumbles in last five games. … CB Trevin Wade had two fumble recoveries last week, including one for touchdown. … K Josh Brown has made all 19 field goal attempts this season, and 23 in row dating to Dec. 28, 2014. He is second in league with 81 points. … Fantasy Tip: If Drew Brees threw for league bests of 505 yards and seven touchdowns against this No. 32-ranked defense two weeks ago, imagine what Brady will do playing against it, even with Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul back.

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