EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants fumbles the ball in the first quarter against the New England Patriots on September 2 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Giants 20, Patriots 17: Bomar, Calhoun Hook Up For 60-Yard Game-Winner

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Coughlin Clears The Air With Jacobs

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs expressed frustration about his role after getting zero carries Thursday against the New England Patriots.

Coach Tom Coughlin spoke to Jacobs today in an effort to soothe the big back’s feelings.

“We have always (had) a multiple running back situation,” Coughlin said. “Nothing has changed. The big thing that’s important is to realize that Brandon is as healthy as he’s ever been prior to start of season. That’s good news. So we’re looking forward to the opportunity to play with a multiple running game and the ability to use our power back in combination with Ahmad and Danny Ware. We’re look forward to that. At this point in time we do feel good about our ability to use multiple people at that spot. As you well know, over a 16-game season you’re going to need them.”

Jacobs is still important to the Giants. Watch the team, though, and it’s clear that Ahmad Bradshaw is the team’s best running back.


Did Bomar Do Enough To Earn Backup Job?

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Rhett Bomar’s 60-yard touchdown connection to Duke Calhoun in the fourth quarter was the difference as the New York Giants clipped New England, 20-17, in the final preseason game for both clubs from the Meadowlands.

Bomar finished 11-of-24 for 171 yards and one interception for the Giants, who start the regular season against Carolina at home 10 days from now.

Eli Manning got the start and was 7-of-9 for 91 yards and a TD pass to Kevin Boss. Danny Ware covered 60 yards on 13 carries, and Calhoun led the receivers with 76 yards on three catches.

Brian Hoyer went 15-of-26 for 266 yards, one touchdown and a pick for the Patriots, who kick off 2010 by welcoming Cincinnati on September 12.

Tom Brady started and was 4-of-8 for 51 yards with a score to Rob Gronkowski and one interception.

Darnell Jenkins finished with 93 receiving yards and a TD on five receptions.

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