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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Dont'a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Devin McCourty #32 after forcing a fumble from Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

NFL Preseason Preview, Patriots Vs. Giants (Aug. 31): Game Time Start, How To Watch

The New England Patriots are set to wrap up the 2017 preseason against the New York Giants for the 13th straight year when they face off Thursday night at Gillette Stadium.

Patriots vs. Giants preseason preview

The Patriots have faced the Giants more than any other team in the preseason with 26 games.

The Giants are 1-2 this offseason following a 32-31 victory over the Jets on Saturday. The Patriots are also 1-2 after defeating the Detroit Lions 30-28 on the road on Friday.

Here is everything you need to know to watch Thursday’s game:

Game: New England Patriots vs. New York Giants

Date: Aug. 31, 2017

Stadium: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

Time: 7:30 pm EST

Channel: WNBC-4NY

Streaming; NFL Game Pass via NFL.com.

Radio: 98.5 FM (Patriots Radio Network)

Play-by-play: Dan Roche, Christian Fauria

Sideline analysis: Matt Chatham, Steve Burton

On Tuesday, the Giants announced that they have waived defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa, who received a four-game suspension earlier this offseason for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy by taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Injured Giants players include cornerback Eli Apple, who suffered a minor left ankle sprain during the matchup against the Jets. However, Apple said he didn’t think the sprain would keep him out of the team’s regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington on Sept. 10, “but we’ll see.” Odell Beckham Jr. is still not practicing with the team after suffering an ankle sprain in the second preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“He got some treatment, he’s in there taking care of himself, getting ready to go,” said coach Ben McAdoo of Beckham, who is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason but will likely be ready for the season opener.

Linebackers Mark Herzlich (stinger) and Keenan Robinson (concussion) continue to be held out of practice. Asked if injured reserve is a possibility for Herzlich, McAdoo said “we haven’t had those discussions at this point.”

The Patriots, meanwhile, have been dealt a major blow this preseason as wide receiver Julian Edelman suffered a torn right ACL in Friday’s game against the Lions. He is expected to be out for the season.

Here is the full broadcast information for each state where the game will air:

Massachusetts
Boston, Mass. WBZ-TV (CBS) Ch. 4
Springfield, Mass. WWLP-TV Ch. 22

Connecticut
Hartford, Conn. WTNH-TV Ch. 8

Maine
Portland, Maine WMTW-TV Ch. 8
Bangor, Maine WVII-TV Ch. 7

New Hampshire
Manchester, N.H. WMUR-TV Ch. 9

Rhode Island
Providence, R.I. myRITV Ch. 64.2

Vermont
Burlington, Vt. WCAX-TV Ch. 3

Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska KYUR-TV Ch. 13
Fairbanks, Alaska KATN-TV Ch. 2
Juneau, Alaska KJUD-TV Ch. 8

Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii KFVE-TV Ch. 5

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Dont’a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Devin McCourty #32 after forcing a fumble from Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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