Monkey Knife Fight: Thurs. Night Football Week 6
Jon Impemba breaks down his plays on Monkey Knife Fight for Thursday Night Football Week 6
Welcome to Week 6 of the NFL season. We have a rainy, windy Thursday night showdown on our hands between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. Giants head into this game missing their top four offensive weapons in Saquon Barkley , Evan Engram , Sterling Shepard and Wayne Gallman . This game has 42.5 points spread with the undefeated Patriots giving 16.5 points. I think we expect a low scoring slopping game here tonight. With that said, let’s get to the plays!
Passing Yards - Tom Brady Under 302.5
It’s going to be cold, it’s going to be rainy, it’s going to be windy. All those things should be enough reason’s to think Brady goes under this mark tonight. Another reason is the 16.5 point spread as New England should take an early enough lead that the Patriots running game takes this one over.
Receiving Yards – Golden Tate Under 55.5 Yards
The Patriots have the leagues No.1 pass defense, leading the league in interceptions with 11 and sacks with 24. I know 55.5 yards doesn’t seem like much but given the game conditions and the defense that Tate will be up against I just am not sure this comes through.
Rushing Yards – Sony Michel Over 80.5 Yards
The game conditions call for the Patriots to run this football early and often. They are also 16.5-point favorites and facing the leagues worst run defense. All these things should add up to Sony Michel possibly having his first 100-yard game of the season.
Receptions – Julian Edelman Over 6.5 Receptions
This just seems too easy here. Phillip Dorsett has been ruled out and while Edelman himself is not 100-percent the Patriots are still going to throw the ball some tonight to make sure they get out to that comfortable lead that will let them run the football. I think we could see Edelman hit this mark by halftime.
Touchdown Dance 5x
The Patriots are 16.5-point favorites tonight against this Giants defense and I expect that Michel could very well get three touchdowns on his own here in this match up but overall I think 5x return on your money here is a pretty good bet given the spread.
Rapid Fire 8x
Maybe it is the Patriots fan in me but I just don’t know if Daniel Jones throws for 100 yards total in this game and that’s the truth. The Patriots are at home, massive favorites, weather is miserable and they boast the leagues top pass defense. All of these these factors make me think that Brady can cover the 101.5 passing yard spread.
Because of everything said above, how do I not think that Julian Edelman -1.5 catches isn’t a sure fire lock when going up against Golden Tate . I think Brady and Edelman could connect on seven-to-eight passes at minimum tonight, especially with Phillip Dorsett ruled out.
This was a tough one for me as Gordon is not 100-percent and without Rex Burkhead and Phillip Dorsett active then I have to believe that White is going to easily out gain Gordon by the 22.5-yard spread so give me White +22.5 here.
Total coin flip here, I think I go with Slayton -3.5 catches to Jakobi Meyers. I don’t think the Patriots will need Meyers for many plays and while I think he could get a few catches, I know Slayton is starting with Shepard ruled out.