Giants Beat Patriots In Preseason Opener

Photo Credit: New England Patriots

By Tiffany Williams –

Thursday night, preseason football was back at Gillette Stadium with the New England Patriots hosting the New York Giants. 

In the first quarter with 9:39 on the clock Gano made a 25 yard field goal to get the Giants into this game 3-0. It was looking as if the Patriots wouldn’t get on the board in the first quarter but with three seconds remaining on the clock, Hoyer passed short right to Thornton who took it 2 yards to get the touchdown. The extra point was good to put the Patriots on top 3-7. 

In the second quarter, with 3:58 on the clock Taylor passed short middle to James to bring it 7 yards to get the touchdown for the Giants. Gano’s extra point was good to put the Giants on top 10-7. 

In the third quarter, with eleven minutes on the clock Harris got the touchdown for the Patriots..Vizcaino’s extra point was good for the Patriots to take a 10-14 lead. But down to 6:59 on the clock, Williams took it up the middle for 2 yards, to get the Giants a touchdown. Gano’s extra point was good to make this a 17-14 Giants game. 

In the fourth quarter, with 10:26 on the clock, Gano made a 40 yard field goal to put the Giants on top 20-14. With 4:56 on the clock Zappe passed deep right to Humphrey to get a touchdown. Vizcaino’s extra point was good for the Patriots to make it a 20-21 game. But a 24 yard field goal by Gano with three seconds remaining in the game would get the Giants a preseason game one, 23-21 win.

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