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Bedard: Giants aren’t bringing much offensively, but 5 reasons why their defense will/won’t test Patriots

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The Giants have ruled out three of their best offensive players — RB Saquon Barkley, WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram, along with backup RB Wayne Gallman — ahead of Thursday night's game, so this will be another week where the Patriots' defense isn't tested all that much.

But what about the offense? After seemingly getting their groove back in the second half last week against the Redskins, the Patriots will look to continue that against the Giants on Thursday night.

Will they? After watching some of the Giants' film, here are three reasons/areas where the Patriots could do some damage, and two where the Patriots may continue to struggle.

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1. The Giants' pass defense is one of the worst statistically, and the film backs that up.