New York Giants vs. New England Patriots

NYG
14
NE
35
FINAL
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NYG 0140014
NE 71401435

Game Information
Location: Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 65,878

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Under coach Bill Belichick, the Patriots have made a habit of besting young quarterbacks.

They can add Giants rookie Daniel Jones to that list.

Tom Brady had two touchdown runs and moved ahead of Peyton Manning for second place on the NFL's all-time passing yards list as New England pulled away for a 35-14 victory over the New York Giants on Thursday night.

The reigning Super Bowl champion Patriots also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and forced four turnovers, including a fumble return for a score, to move to 6-0 for the first time since time since 2015.

Brady finished 31 of 41 for 334 yards and an interception. Julian Edelman had his second straight 100-yard receiving game, catching nine passes for 113 yards. Jones had three interceptions on the night, finishing 15 of 31 for 161 yards.

New England has now won 19 straight games against a first or second-year quarterback, the longest such streak in NFL history.

"It was kind of an odd game, anytime you get three scores in the game that are non-offensive touchdowns," Belichick said. "That's kind of a season's worth and it all happened in one game."

The Patriots did it without running back Rex Burkhead, who missed his second straight game with a foot injury. Receiver Phillip Dorsett was inactive with a hamstring issue. During the game, receiver Josh Gordon injured his left knee trying to make a tackle after a fumble recovery.

"Guys just kind of filled in," Brady said. "We knew we weren't gonna have Phillip tonight. ... Then Josh got hurt. Just kind of dealing with kind of what everyone else deals with this time of year. Lots of injuries and attrition and so forth. But was a good win."

Despite struggling to move the ball for most of the game, New York (2-4) had the ball trailing 21-14 with 8:43 left in the fourth quarter.

Jones completed a pass to running back Jon Hilliman, who was hit in the backfield by Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins, forcing a fumble. Kyle Van Noy recovered, sprinted 22 yards and stretched the ball to the pylon for the touchdown.

It was part of an error-filled game by both offenses.

Like the Patriots, the Giants were missing some of their playmakers. Running back Saquon Barkley sat a third straight game because of a sprained right ankle, tight end Evan Engram sat with a knee injury and receiver Sterling Shepard was in the concussion protocol.

As a result, both teams had issues executing and hanging onto the ball.

Jones was confused at times by the Patriots' coverages, contributing to his turnovers. And Brady, in addition to his interception, had a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.

"I didn't play well by any means," Jones said. "I don't think it was overwhelming. I just made bad plays."

The Patriots moved swiftly on the opening drive, getting to the Giants 19. But Sony Michel was stopped for no gain on fourth-and-1.

New England took over in Giants territory for its third possession after Stephon Gilmore deflected a pass by Jones that was intercepted by John Simon. The Patriots gave the ball back on the next play when Janoris Jenkins picked off Brady's pass intended for Edelman.

New England broke the stalemate late in the first quarter when Riley Dixon's punt from the 6-yard line was blocked by Brandon Bolden and scooped up by Chase Winovich, who ran it in for the touchdown.

The Patriots then got the game's first offensive score on their sixth touch of the night when Brandon Bolden capped a five-play, 20-yard drive with a 1-yard run.

The Giants bounced back on their ensuing possession, with Jones connecting on a deep pass to Golden Tate, who sprinted for a 64-yard touchdown. It was the first passing TD given up by the Patriots this season.

The Patriots were just three plays into their next drive when Lorenzo Carter dragged down Brady for a 9-yard sack. Brady fumbled, and linebacker Markus Golden returned it 42 yards for a touchdown.

While trying to tackle Golden, Gordon got caught under a tangle of players and got his left leg pinned underneath him. He needed assistance as he limped off the field.

New England figured things out just before the half, getting a 1-yard run by Brady that capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive to put the Patriots ahead 21-14.

INJURIES

Giants: DL Olsen Pierre left in the second quarter with a concussion.

Patriots: S Patrick Chung left in the first quarter with a chest injury. ... TE Matt LaCosse exited in the first quarter with a knee injury. ... DB J.C. Jackson left with a knee injury. ... FB Jakob Johnson and LB Dont'a Hightower both left with shoulder injuries.

BAD TREND

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

OLD MAN'S GAME

At 42 years and 68 days, Brady became the oldest player in the Super Bowl era to rush for two TDs in a game.

UP NEXT

Giants: Host Arizona on Oct. 20.

Patriots: Visit the New York Jets on Oct. 21.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Patriots
01:41 Chase Winovich 6 yd blocked punt return (Mike Nugent kick) 0 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Patriots
07:11 Brandon Bolden 1 yd run (Mike Nugent kick) 0 14
06:05 Golden Tate 64 yd pass from Daniel Jones (Aldrick Rosas kick) 7 14
04:38 Markus Golden 42 yd opp fumble return (Aldrick Rosas kick) 14 14
00:36 Tom Brady 1 yd run (Mike Nugent kick) 14 21

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Patriots
No scoring this quarter.

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Patriots
08:33 Kyle Van Noy 22 yd opp fumble return (Mike Nugent kick) 14 28
03:49 Tom Brady 1 yd run (Mike Nugent kick) 14 35

Team Stats
  New York New England
1st Downs 10 27
Total Yards 213 427
Passing 161 313
Passing Completions/Attempts 15-31 31-41
Yards/Pass 5.0 7.1
Rushing 52 114
Rushing Attempts 16 34
Yards/Rush 3.3 3.4
Turnovers 4 2
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Possession 20:24 39:36

New York Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Daniel Jones 15 31 161 5.2 1 3

New England Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Tom Brady 31 41 334 8.2 0 1

New York Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jon Hilliman 11 38 3.5 0 10
Daniel Jones 2 8 4.0 0 9
Elijhaa Penny 3 6 2.0 0 3

New England Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Sony Michel 22 86 3.9 0 26
Brandon Bolden 3 23 7.7 1 21
Tom Brady 7 6 0.9 2 2
James White 2 -1 -0.5 0 1

New York Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Golden Tate 6 102 17.0 1 64
Darius Slayton 3 32 10.7 0 12
Rhett Ellison 3 30 10.0 0 18
Elijhaa Penny 1 0 0.0 0 0
Cody Latimer 0 0 0.0 0
Jon Hilliman 2 -3 -1.5 0 5

New England Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Julian Edelman 9 113 12.6 0 36
Jakobi Meyers 4 54 13.5 0 23
James White 9 46 5.1 0 11
Gunner Olszewski 2 34 17.0 0 29
Ryan Izzo 2 31 15.5 0 20
Sony Michel 2 27 13.5 0 19
Brandon Bolden 2 22 11.0 0 16
Josh Gordon 1 7 7.0 0 7

New York Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Alec Ogletree 9 3 1 4
David Mayo 8 4 0.5 3
Jabrill Peppers 8 2 0 0
Grant Haley 6 0 0 0
Dalvin Tomlinson 6 1 0 0
Antoine Bethea 5 1 0 0
DeAndre Baker 4 0 0 0
Lorenzo Carter 3 0 1 10
Janoris Jenkins 3 0 0 0
Michael Thomas 3 3 0 0
Dexter Lawrence II 2 2 0 0
Olsen Pierre 2 0 0 0
B.J. Hill 1 1 0 0
Markus Golden 0 3 0.5 3
Rhett Ellison 0 0 0 0
RJ McIntosh 0 1 0 0
Aldrick Rosas 0 0 0 0
Darius Slayton 0 0 0 0
Oshane Ximines 0 1 0 0

New England Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jamie Collins Sr. 3 0 0 0
Dont'a Hightower 3 0 0 0
Jonathan Jones 3 1 0 0
Jason McCourty 3 0 0 0
Devin McCourty 3 0 0 0
Stephon Gilmore 2 1 0 0
Lawrence Guy 2 0 0 0
Deatrich Wise Jr. 2 0 0 0
Kyle Van Noy 1 1 1 0
Ja'Whaun Bentley 1 0 0 0
Terrence Brooks 1 1 0 0
Duron Harmon 1 1 0 0
Danny Shelton 1 3 0 0
John Simon 1 1 0 0
Shilique Calhoun 0 0 0 0
J.C. Jackson 0 1 0 0
Sony Michel 0 0 0 0
Gunner Olszewski 0 0 0 0
Chase Winovich 0 0 0 0

New York Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Janoris Jenkins 1 62 0

New England Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Duron Harmon 1 27 0
John Simon 1 6 0
Stephon Gilmore 1 0 0

New York Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Corey Ballentine 2 53 26.5 0 29

New England Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Brandon Bolden 1 28 28.0 0 28

New York Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
No punt return stats.

New England Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Gunner Olszewski 1 10 10.0 0 10

New York Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

New England Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Mike Nugent 0 1 0.0

New York Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Riley Dixon 5 196 53

New England Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jake Bailey 3 122 46