When it comes to the Patriots, you have to expect the unexpected.
The Patriots constantly switch up game plans, on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.
Eli Manning has plenty experience facing off against Bill Belichick, but knows he can't rely on what New England did last week as he prepares for Sunday.
"Each week's different, each game plan's different, each team you're going against is unique," Manning said Wednesday. "We're just looking at film, we're going to run a good game plan and we've got to play well. Try to figure out how we think they may play us and what their scheme will be. Whatever they do, we'll have a plan and try to score as many points as we need to win the game."
One thing for sure is that the Patriots score - easily and in bunches.
Tom Brady and Co. rank first in points scored and second in terms of total yardage.
With the Giants and their fifth-ranked scoring offense, Manning believes it's on them to control the clock and keep the ball out of Brady's hands.
"Well, we have to control the ball, we've got to be smart with the ball, we can't afford turnovers, so we've got to be smart and hold on to it, but we have to convert third downs," Manning said. "We have to move the ball and control the game clock a little bit. Hopefully we can manage that. It's going to come down to executing well and playing good football."
Defensively, the Patriots own the 16th-ranked pass defense, but are tied for second in the NFL with 27 sacks. Chandler Jones leads the way with 9.5 on the season.
New England also ranks second against run, but Manning is confident the Giants can find ways to take advantage of the Pats' strengths.
"They've done a great job getting a pass rush," Manning said. "A lot of times just bringing four guys, and they like to bring some linebackers and drop some ends. They have a good scheme, but sometimes they're getting good push into the quarterback's lap and disrupting the passing game.
"Not a whole lot of teams have run the ball well against them, so teams are getting a lot of third and longs and that pass rush can get amped up. So I think we've got to run the ball well, get in good third down situations, and then just block them up front and guys have got to get open in a timely manner."