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Oct 10, 8:20 PM Giants at New England
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Giants lose to the Patriots 35-14

"New England was heavily favored going into this game. The Giants were coming off a loss. They were the traveling team on a short week. They didn't have their best running backs Saquon Barkley or Wayne Gallman on the field. Sterling Shepard was out, and Golden Tate didn't show us much playing in his first game back on Sunday. In the first quarter Daniel Jones threw an interception, and the special teams unit had a punt blocked and returned for a touchdown. In the second quarter, Jones threw another interception. The Patriots needed only 20 yards to score a touchdown, and they did.
Despite all this, the score was 21-14, and the Giants were trailing by just one touchdown at halftime. It helped that the Giants defense bailed Jones out on his first interception by getting one of their own on Tom Brady on the very next play. They hadn't allowed Brady any touchdown passes, and were limiting the Patriots lead rusher to less than three yards a carry.
The third quarter started off badly, with Daniel Jones throwing his third interception of the game on the opening drive.
Luckily, the Patriots missed on a field goal attempt, and the score remained the same. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Patriots went for it on a 4th-and-5 from the Giants 32 yard line, and Brady's pass to Julian Edelman was incomplete. This was the Giants opportunity to turn the game around.
On the third play of the drive, Jones completed a pass to running back Jon Hilliman, but the Patriots forced a fumble, and the ball was recovered by them and returned for a touchdown. After the Giants went 3-and-out, the Patriots scored another touchdown to put them up 35-14, and that soon became the final score. Hopefully the Giants get a few more players back before they meet up with the Cardinals at MetLife Stadium ten days from now. We really need them back."

"The Giants gave up just one touchdown in the first quarter, and that, only because a special teams player was knocked backwards, and the ball bounced up off his helmet to be recovered by New England, and run into the endzone. In the second quarter, the Giants matched a powerful offense led by Tom Brady, touchdown for touchdown. Each team had scored two, giving the Patriots a 21-14 lead.
Daniel Jones, after throwing an interception on his previous drive, connected with Golden Tate for a 64-yard touchdown. Right after that, Brady was sacked by Lorenzo Carter, and Markus Golden recovered the ball and ran it back for a touchdown. The Patriots got their two, first benefiting when Jones interception gave them great field position at the Giants 20-yard line, and later on their last drive of the half.
Somehow that first early special teams mishap touchdown was all the difference, even with the Patriots controlling the ball for nearly two thirds of the first half, while making 14 first downs to the Giants 5. On third down conversions the Patriots were 4 of 8, and the Giants 0 for 4.
I don't think the Patriots felt as comfortable going into the halftime break as they may have felt at the start of this game. Despite all the numbers, the Giants weren't going down as easily as expected.
Even though Jones threw his third interception of the day, the score didn't change in the third quarter, as New England missed on a 40 yard field goal. It came down to the fourth quarter, where the Patriots were able to put the game out of reach, but not because of Brady as you might expect though he did pile on in their drive after that. The Giants offense threw the game away when Jonathan Hilliman fumbled the ball, and the Patriots returned it for a touchdown.
That gave the Patriots a two touchdown lead with less than nine minutes to play.
The Giants failed to make a first down on their next turn, and Brady took his team downfield, ending this drive with his second 1-yard touchdown run of the day. At the end of the day, the final score of 35-14 better reflectied the overall numbers. New England had made
27 first downs to the Giants 10. On third down conversions they were 6 of 13, and the Giants 2 of 10. They had committed 2 turnovers, and the Giants had 4. They owned the clock for nearly 40 minutes to the Giants 20, and racked up twice as many total yards, 427 to 213. It's hard to believe that this was a close game for as long as it was."

First Quarter

Play: Chase Winovich 6 Yd Return of Blocked Punt (Mike Nugent Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 1 yard, 1:50
Patriots 7-0

Second Quarter

Play: Brandon Bolden 1 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 20 yards, 2:15
Patriots 14-0

Play: Golden Tate 64 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:06
Patriots 14-7

Play: Markus Golden 42 Yd Fumble Return (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 17 yards, 1:27

Play: Tom Brady 1 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:02
Patriots 21-14

Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter

Play: Kyle Van Noy 22 Yd Fumble Return (Mike Nugent Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, -7 yards, 0:55
Patriots 28-14

Play: Tom Brady 1 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 63 yards, 3:09
Patriots 35-14


Golden Tate's 64-yard touchdown catch was the Giants second-longest play of the season.

Giants have given up at least 400 yards in four of their six games.

Giants have totaled season lows of 213, and 211 offensive yards in the last two games.
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