The New York Giants are expected to hire New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia despite reports stating the head coaching candidate will land with the Detroit Lions, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

According to Leonard’s report,  “all signs are pointing to” Patricia as the Giants’ next head coach, saying it “is not a done deal” that the Lions will hire him “as several reports had claimed coming out of his interviews last weekend” adding that “there are indications he [Patricia] prefers the Giants.”

Time will tell, but it looks like the Giants are inching out in the lead over the Lions in the pursuit of Patricia.