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NFL Week 8 Monday Night Football: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

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Week 8 was a bad one for the New England Patriots, as they suffered their fourth straight loss to fall to 2-5 on the year. Well, at least their fans can end the week by watching the greatest player in franchise history on Monday Night Football — albeit in a different uniform: Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the New York Giants in a rather lopsided prime time matchup when looking at the two teams’ records.

Here’s how you can watch the game and who you should root for.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) at New York Giants (1-6)

When: 8:15 p.m. ET

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford NY

Television: ESPN

Live streaming: fuboTV (Try for free here!), ESPN+ (Try for free here!)

SB Nation coverage: Bucs Nation (Buccaneers), Big Blue View (Giants)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Buccaneers! There are two reasons why Patriots fans should root for the visitors tonight, both of them indirectly tied to the team: 1.) Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski; 2.) the fact that a loss would help the Giants stay alive in the race for the number one overall draft pick next year versus their in-town rivals, the New York Jets.