FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady had two touchdown runs and moved forward of Peyton Manning for second place on the NFL’s all-time passing yards checklist because the New England Patriots pulled away for a 35-14 victory over the New York Giants on Thursday night time.
The reigning Tremendous Bowl champion Patriots additionally returned a blocked punt for a landing and compelled 4 turnovers, together with a fumble return for a rating, to maneuver to 6-Zero for the primary time since time since 2015.
Brady completed 31 of 41 for 334 yards and an interception. Julian Edelman had his second straight 100-yard receiving sport, catching 9 passes for 113 yards. Giants rookie Daniel Jones had three interceptions on the night time, ending 15 of 31 for 161 yards.
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New England has now received 19 straight video games in opposition to a primary or second-year quarterback, the longest streak in NFL historical past.
Regardless of struggling to maneuver the ball for a lot of the sport, New York (2-4) had the ball trailing 21-14 with 8:43 left within the fourth quarter.
Jones accomplished a go to operating again Jon HIlliman, who was hit within 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 a part of an error-filled sport by each offenses, who entered the night time coping with key accidents
The Giants had been lacking three of their prime playmakers. Working again Saquon Barkley sat a 3rd straight sport due to a sprained proper ankle, tight finish and main receiver Evan Engram was inactive with a knee harm and receiver Sterling Shepard was within the concussion protocol. Barkley’s backup Wayne Gallman additionally sat with a concussion.
The Patriots performed with out operating again Rex Burkhead, who missed his second straight sport with a foot harm. Receiver Phillip Dorsett was inactive, additionally with an injured foot.
Consequently, each groups had points executing and hanging onto the ball.
Jones was confused at occasions by the Patriots’ coverages, contributing to his turnovers. And Brady, along with his interception, had a fumble that was returned for a landing.
The Patriots moved swiftly on the opening drive, attending to the Giants 19. However Sony Michel was stopped for no acquire on fourth-and-1.
New England took over in Giants territory for its third possession after Stephon Gilmore deflected a go by Jones that was intercepted by John Simon. The Patriots gave the ball proper again on the primary play after the changeover when Janoris Jenkins picked off Brady’s go supposed for Edelman.
New England broke the stalemate late within 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 landing.
The Patriots then bought the sport’s first offensive rating on their sixth contact of the night time when Brandon Bolden capped a five-play, 20-yard drive with a 1-yard run.
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The Giants bounced again on their ensuing possession, with Jones connecting on a deep go to Golden Tate, who sprinted for a 64-yard landing. It was the primary passing TD given up by the Patriots this season.
The Patriots had been simply three performs into their subsequent drive when Lorenzo Carter dragged down Brady for a 9-yard sack. Brady fumbled the ball, which was picked up by Markus Golden and returned 42 yards for a landing.
Patriots receiver Josh Gordon injured his left knee on the play whereas attempting to deal with Golden. Gordon bought caught underneath a tangle of gamers and bought his left leg pinned beneath him. He wanted help as he limped off the sphere.
However New England figured issues out simply earlier than the half, getting a 1-yard run by Brady that capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive to place the Patriots forward 21-14.