The New England Patriots finished with a 22-20 win over the New York Giants in what was surely a stressful evening for more than half of the roster. There are probably around 35 players who are locks to make the roster. The rest of the 80 Patriots are wondering if they did enough to make the roster — or the practice squad. That’s what this preseason game was about. It may have helped some players state their case in a battle for a starting job, but it also clearly provided a stage for fringe players to show Bill Belichick what they can do.
Most important, Belichick has a decision to make at quarterback: Cam Newton or Mac Jones?
Here are 11 takeaways from Sunday’s win for New England.