No matter what a team is dealing with, during the season there is always another game to prepare for in the NFL.
While many Patriots fans are still pondering last Sunday's win over the Redskins, a costly victory that saw the team lose passing back Dion Lewis for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, the team itself has to move on quickly to the next opponent.
The Boston Globe does just that, saying that these Giants are not even close to being super, an obvious reference to New York's two past wins over New England in the world's biggest game. The Patriots also took care of come contract business, reportedly inking starting guard Josh Kline to a two-year contract extension. The Globe also has Bill Belichick talking about the pros and cons of possible NFL roster expansion.
The Globe business section looks at the decision from New York State to declare daily fantasy sports as gambling and shut them down in the state.
The Boston Herald also shoots down a Super Bowl rematch storyline and says these Giants shouldn't be intimidating to New England. The Herald takes a statistical look at the defensive side of the ball in football dynasties in San Francisco and New England that are based on offensive reputations. The Herald Patriots notebook looks at Rex Ryan, as always, talking about his foe in New England.
On this Veterans Day, the Providence Journal looks at how rookie Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona balances his football job with his commitments to the Navy. The ProJo passes along Bill Belichick saying the Lewis injury is a "tough break," while the paper notes that Chandler Jones has improved against the run while also leading the NFL in sacks.
ESPNBoston.com also looks at Cardona splitting his time committed to the Patriots and the Navy. The site notes that the 8-0 Patriots clearly have the ingredients for a Super Bowl push. ESPNBoston.com breaks down how history hangs over Sunday's matchup with the Giants. The site notes that the team took a look at free agent running back Daryl Richardson, while giving a breakdown of the Kline contract extension.
WEEI.com writes about Stephen Gostkowski being on pace for the best season of any kicker in Patriots franchise history. The site also looks at the current verbal sparring between NBC analyst and former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison and Rams coach Jeff Fisher.
CSNNE.com also scouts these Giants and wonders if they can once against derail a New England team's pursuit of perfection. The site also has Josh McDaniels saying good things about James White, the second-year running back now in the spotlight after the Lewis injury.
Pro Bowl voting is underway on NFL.com and the site says that it's no surprise that Tom Brady is the leading vote-getter at this point. NFL.com doesn't exactly break new ground ranking New England tight end Rob Gronkowski as the top red zone target in the league, while Julian Edelman gets honorable mention recognition.
The New York Post says the Giants are essentially playing with house money in this week's battle with the Patriots. The Post also relays why New England will be focusing on recently-returned pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul.
The New York Daily News says the Giants are hoping young star Odell Beckham Jr. can "expose" the Patriots secondary on Sunday.
With Sebastian Vollmer dealing with a head injury that's just the latest health issue on the offensive line, New England added a pair of trench options to the practice squad on Tuesday.