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) is congratulated by teammates 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

This was a huge effort all around for the Patriots. Malcolm Butler deserves a ton of credit for his work on Odell Beckham, especially in the second half. Beckham finished the game with four receptions for 104 yards, but 87 of those yards came on one play at the very beginning of the game.

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Butler held him to three receptions for 17 yards the rest of the game, with very little help over the top. The Patriots trusted Butler to take care of the Giants’ number one offensive threat, and he pretty much did so on his own. Great game from Butler.

Amendola finished with 10 receptions for 79 yards, including big plays when the Patriots needed them the most. If Edelman is going to miss significant time, Amendola is going to have to step up in a big way for this team, just like he did on Sunday evening.

Brady was not as magnificent as he normally is, but he stepped up when it mattered most, like he always seems to do. Brady finished the game completing 26-of-42 passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns and the one interception. The Giants have always given Brady fits, but he was able to make the play when his team needed him the most. He is not the GOAT for nothing.

The 5-5 Giants still sit atop the NFC East as they head into their bye week next week. They will have an important game on the road against the Washington Redskins awaiting them off of the bye.

The 9-0 Patriots will continue their undefeated quest next week as they host their AFC East rivals the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football.

Statistical Leaders


NE: Brady 26/42, 334 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

NYG: Manning 24/44, 361 yards, 2 TD


NE: Blount 19 carries, 66 yards, 1 TD

NYG: Jennings 11 carries, 39 yards


NE: Gronkowski 5 receptions, 113 yards, 1 TD

NE: Amendola 10 receptions, 79 yards

NYG: Beckham 4 receptions, 104 yards, 1 TD

NYG: Harris 6 receptions, 82 yards, 1 TD