New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is relishing this weekend's clash with the New York Giants as the Patriots look to continue their perfect season so far.
There is a tremendous rivalry between the two teams, with the Giants beating the Patriots in two Super Bowls going back to 2007.
The Patriots have won their first eight games of the season but Brady is fully aware that a trip to New York will provide a tough test for Bill Belichick's troops.
"They're a good team. I mean, they've always played us pretty tough, so we're expecting their best," Brady said on CSNNE.com.
"They've got some really good players. They're obviously really well-coached, so they're just a tough team. We've always played them, I mean, we've always had very, very close games against them even when we've won. We just haven't won as many of them as I would've liked to have won."
Despite those Super Bowl defeats, Brady is not using them as extra motivation ahead of the game at MetLife Stadium against the 5-4 NFC East leading Giants.
"I'd much rather have won them than lost them, but they won't have any bearing on this week or what the matchups are," Brady added.
"It's a totally different team and game and situation and so forth, but they just have a great organization. They've had a great organization for a long time.
"They've got a great history with a lot of players, one of the oldest franchises in the NFL, so there's just a lot of history with the team."