The Patriots have a perfect record. Their next opponent is the Giants.
If there is one team that seems to have figured out how to deal with Tom Brady and company, it's Tom Coughlin's G-Men from the Meadowlands. New York has a 3-1 record against New England under Coughlin, including a couple of rather important victories: the 2008 and 2012 Super Bowls.
In all of their meetings, the Patriots (8-0) were favored, and the Giants (5-4) had an inferior record. Once more, that's the case.
The major caveat: New England has been playing lights-out against everyone, while the Giants have struggled to grasp first place in the NFC East.
Coughlin sees little to no gain from looking at the past meetings for his Giants.
"No, then is then, now is now," he says. "I really don't see any benefit because we're always looking at the personnel. We're looking at the people that play and the people that are manning the positions. When you're doing that and keeping track of personnel first and foremost and then scheme, I just don't see any benefit from going back."
Brady has struggled against New York's dynamic pass rush in the past. That pass rush has been dormant for most of 2015, though. If Jason Pierre-Paul, back from his long hiatus after losing a finger in a fireworks accident, can't spark that rush, it could be the decider on Sunday.
"They're obviously really well-coached, so they're just a tough team," Brady says. "We've always played them, I mean, we've always had very, very close games against them even when we've won. We just haven't won as many of them as I would've liked to have won."