The New York Giants are expected to play their starters for one or two series in the game, while the Patriots are expected to trot out only their reserves. Most eyes will be on Patriots' rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who will make his first NFL start tonight.
According to a recent report, 2nd year wide receiver Aaron Dobson is also expected to make his preseason debut tonight. So while tonight's game might not count in the stadium and may not showcase the Patriots' stars, there will be plenty to watch.
Here are all the details for tonight's broadcast:
Game Date / Time: Thursday, August 28th, 2014 / 7:30 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
TV Schedule: Patriots Preseason Television Network (you can find the full list of channels, by state, here)
Streaming: NFL Preseason Live on NFL.com (Link)
Giants Coverage: Big Blue View