Patriots Rally, Defeat Giants 27-26: Full Recap and Highlights

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Nov 15, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the New York Giants in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots improved to 9-0 on the season, as they narrowly escaped MedLife Stadium with a 27-26 victory over the New York Giants.

Wow, where do we begin in this one? The Giants and Patriots always have incredible battles when they play each other, and this one was no different. The Giants pulled out all of the stops, giving the Patriots all they can handle, and it still was not enough. When it came down to it, 1 minute and 46 seconds was just enough time for Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski to team up for a game winning drive.

The Patriots took an early lead in this game, taking the opening kickoff and driving the ball right down the field for a score. The Patriots chewed up the first 8:20 on the game clock on that opening drive, methodically moving the ball down the field 80 yards on 14 plays. That drive was capped off with a one-yard touchdown pass from Brady to tight end Scott Chandler.

The Giants did not let the opening drive get them down, as they quickly fired back. A holding penalty on the kickoff forced the Giants to start their first drive at their own nine-yard-line, but their second offensive play made everything just fine. Quarterback Eli Manning wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. racing down the right sideline, and he took the pass 79-yards to the house, leaving CB Malcolm Butler and safety Devin McCourty in his dust.

Next: First Half Continued