L.A. Times’ Sam Farmer predicts who will win Giants-Patriots game Thursday

New Giants starting quarterback Daniel Jones, left, talks with the former starter, Eli Manning.
New Giants starting quarterback Daniel Jones, left, talks with Eli Manning, the former starter and two-time Super Bowl champion.
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NFL Thursday

N.Y. GIANTS (2-3) AT

TV: 5:15 p.m. PDT, Ch. 11, NFL
Line: Patriots by 17
Over/Under: 41 1/2

Sam Farmer’s pick: The banged-up Giants are shorthanded and have a rookie quarterback. More than ever they could have used a healthy Saquon Barkley to play keep away from Tom Brady, but the Giants running back was ruled out Wednesday because of his ankle injury. Patriots 31, Giants 17

Troy Aikman says: It might be better that Daniel Jones is playing the Patriots on a short week. The more time you give Bill Belichick, the harder it’s going to be on you. Rookie quarterbacks are 0-11 against Belichick in Foxborough.


Joe Buck says: It’s just remarkable what Belichick and Tom Brady have done. It’s stunning that Brady came before Eli Manning, now has outlasted Eli Manning, and is still the favorite to go to and win a Super Bowl.