Bill Belichick talks up Giants’ skill players, Victor Cruz included
The New England Patriots have lost each of their last three games against the New York Giants — two of which were in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady said on Monday that they've always had a hard time beating the Giants, and history would prove him correct.
Three and a half years after their most recent Super Bowl loss, the Patriots are once again undefeated — as they were in 2008 — and have a highly-anticipated matchup with the Giants on Sunday.
The Giants will most likely be without Victor Cruz until after the bye week, but Bill Belichick is still wary of just how talented New York's skill players are.
“They do a good job of making catches when the ball’s around them, and the ball’s usually thrown pretty accurately. It’s a very good skill group,” Belichick said via the Boston Herald. “The backs are good. They have good players at tight end, and the receivers are very good with a lot of depth, especially when you include [Victor] Cruz in there who we have to be ready for in our preparation. [Dwayne] Harris has made a lot of big plays for them … Cruz, Randle and Beckham. They have a lot of talented people, and a very good quarterback.”
The Giants' offense has played well in the past three weeks, scoring a total of 108 points in those games. They'll need a high-powered offensive attack against the Patriots, who lead the league in points per game (34.5).
They certainly showed the ability to put up points in a hurry against the Saints, when they scored 49 in a losing effort.