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Giants vs Patriots live stream is tonight: How to watch Thursday Night Football online

(L to R) The NY Giants and New England Patriots helmets
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The Giants vs Patriots live stream is about to kickoff and it will at least offer New York fans their first look at the way their new head coach Brian Daboll likes to run things. Daboll announced earlier in the week that his healthy starters will get some run tonight. On the other side of the field, Bill Belichick reportedly plans to have his regulars sit out this NFL live stream.

Giants vs Patriots channel, start time

The Giants vs Patriots live stream is tonight (August 11th)
Time — 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on NFL Network via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

“I think it’s important to play football and to have live reps” Daboll told the media this week. “How many reps? I can’t tell you, but I anticipate all our guys playing on Thursday.”

Giants' top picks Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal will get their first NFL action. Thibodeaux, a defensive end out of Oregon went fifth overall in April's NFL Draft, while Neal, an offensive tackle from Alabama went seventh. Veteran offensive lineman Jon Feliciano said earlier this week "[Neal] is well beyond his years" when talking about the rookie's presence and mindset on the field. 

Despite New England's starting quarterback Mac Jones getting reps last year in the preseason, Belichick will reportedly let Jones and the rest of his starters rest tonight. 

One player Pat's fans can look forward to seeing tonight is the speedy rookie second-round pick Tyquan Thornton. The wide receiver out of Baylor posted a 4.28 40-yard dash, third fastest time at the NFL combine. 

Daboll will take the field Thursday night for the first time as an NFL head coach and he will do so against the man who gave him is first NFL coaching job in Belichick.  Daboll spent the last four seasons as the Bills' offensive coordinator and helped Buffalo's offense to rank in the top five in points and yards each of the last two seasons. 

According to the Action Network (opens in new tab) the Giants are a -127 bet on the Moneyline, while the Patriots are at +104.  The over/under is 33.5 points.

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If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV (opens in new tab) provides a middle ground. The $35 per month Sling Blue package has the NFL Network for this game, and the $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has FOX and NFL Network for this game, as well as local NBC affiliates, and ESPN.

Giants vs Patriots live stream from anywhere on Earth

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Giants vs Patriots live streams in the US

In the US, Giants vs Patriots is going to be broadcast on NFL Network, which is available on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT tonight (August 11th).  Unlike most of the Thursday Night Football matchups, this one is NOT available on Amazon Prime Video.

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (which doesn't include CBS, and has RedZone in the Sports Extra add-on). You can get CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

If watching solely on your mobile device is OK, then check out NFL Plus. This $4.99 per month (opens in new tab) service allows you to watch live games on your phone or tablet. During the regular season, local and primetime games will be included in NFL Plus (opens in new tab).

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $65 per month.

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front.

NFL Sunday Ticket: The Giants vs Patriots live stream is not one of the games that DirecTV subscribers can watch via NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab).

You can also get NFL Sunday Ticket as a stand-alone service — but only if you live in an area that doesn't get DirecTV service.

Giants vs Patriots live streams in the UK

Unfortunately, if you're an NFL Fan across the pond, you cannot watch Giants vs Patriots live stream as it is not being carried by Sky Sports (opens in new tab) . During the regular season however, Sky will carry more than 100 live NFL games in the U.K..

If you're an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month (opens in new tab)

If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV (opens in new tab). Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

You may want to try a VPN, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), to avoid region-based blackouts.

Giants vs Patriots live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone — possibly. In the past, Canadian football fans have been able to watch pre-season NFL games on  DAZN (opens in new tab). So, it may be the only way to watch Giants vs Patriots live streams in Canada. We're unfortunately having trouble confirming that.

Consider a VPN, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), if you're having trouble dealing with region-based blackouts.

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. 

Can you watch Giants vs Patriots in Australia?

While Kayo, Foxtel, 7mate and NFL Game Pass have offered NFL games in the past, it's unclear if any will be providing pre-season NFL action. So, for those looking for the Giants vs Patriots live stream down under, might we suggest you look into a VPN, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)?

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Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.