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

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Nov 15, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) celebrates after kicking the game-winning field goal against the New York Giants during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

On the first play of their drive, Brady got immediate pressure from the Giants’ defensive line. He was looking to hit Aaron Dobson deep down the field, but the pressure caused him to under-throw the ball by a mile. Rookie safety Landon Collins had an easy interception on the play, but he dropped the ball after skying high to make the play.

This gave Brady and company new life. However, with no timeouts available, it was still an uphill climb. Two incompletions later, and the Patriots faced an immediate fourth and 10.

Doing his best Edelman impression, Danny Amendola stepped up and made a huge play in the middle of the field. The catch-and-run was good for 12 yards and gave the Patriots a new set of downs.

The Patriots continued to move the ball down the field quickly. A short pass in the middle from Brady to Gronkowski for seven yards, short and to the right to Dobson for five yards and back to Amendola in the middle of the field for 11.

With the ball on the Giants’ 45-yard line, Brady found Amendola once again, this time for nine yards to put them in field goal range. They quickly clocked the ball to set it up at the 36-yard line with only six seconds remaining.

This set up a 54-yard field goal for Stephen Gostkowski, who simply drilled it to give the Patriots a 27-26 victory. Gostkowski is now 19-for-19 on field goals for the season, and has connected on a franchise record 27 attempts in a row. He is as automatic as they come in the kicking game, and his incredible 54-yarder moved the Patriots to 9-0 on the season.

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