Malcolm Butler has a second chance to prove he can stick with one of the NFL’s premier wide receivers.

The New England Patriots cornerback surrendered over 100 yards to Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown in Week 1, and now he’s expected to face off against New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday.

Butler has taken big strides as the season has progressed, and he allowed just 15 yards to Washington Redskins speedster DeSean Jackson last Sunday.

Shutting down Beckham will be essential if the Patriots hope to limit the Giants. Check out NESN.com’s three defensive keys in the video above.

Protecting the football among the Patriots’ offensive keys >>

Thumbnail photo via Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Oct 25, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler (21) reacts after being called for a penalty against the New York Jets during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports