Lombardi: Top stoppers
Who are the NFL's elite defenders? Michael Lombardi picks his blue-chip and red-chip defensive players. More ...
The Boston Herald expects Tom Brady and other starters to play plenty on Wednesday night against the New York Giants following a rough preseason outing last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That's the approach Belichick took after the first-team offense struggled in the third preseason game last year.
New England's offense has quietly been out of synch of late, especially on the line. Don't be surprised if Brady and the boys are some of the few NFL stars getting significant work in the fourth preseason week.