Pats-Giants: A pivotal game for some

In final preseason showing, several players competing for roster spots

Updated: September 1, 2011, 9:39 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

For the seventh straight year, the New England Patriots and New York Giants meet in the final game of the preseason. It's a matchup that fits well for both teams based on close proximity and not being in the same conference.

Usually the game features a bunch of second- and third-stringers, and this year figures to be no different, especially as the Giants are coming off a Monday night game.

Some areas of interest from this perspective:

Could have first look at second-round ...

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