Eli Manning of the New York Giants celebrates after the game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots on November 6, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 24-20. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Giants Vs. Patriots: Giants Come Back To Win 24-20 With Late Touchdown

Eli Manning's last gasp touchdown to Jake Ballard capped an impressive comeback win for Big Blue.

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Giants Vs. Patriots Final Score: Giants Win 24-20 With A Last Minute Touchdown

The number 85 will continue to haunt the New England Patriots. Tonight with 15 seconds left in the game Jake Ballard quieted the Foxboro faithful pulling in a pass to put the Giants ahead four points with a beautiful touchdown reception. The entire fourth quarter was a back and forth affair from both teams trying to create enough of a buffer to put the other away.

The Patriots tied the game up with a touchdown pass to Aaron Hernandez. They then went ahead with a 45 yard field goal. Eli Manning led the Giants down the field from their own 15, ending the drive with a 10 yard pass to Mario Manningham. The Patriots retook the lead with a Tom Brady pass to Rob Gronkowski, putting the Pats up 20-17. Finally, it was Eli Manning taking the Giants 80 yards to end the game with a touch down to Jake Ballard. The touchdown was set up by a pass interference. 

The Patriots tried to stage a last second comeback with a lateral play that quickly fell apart as soon as it started. The Giants now end the Patriot's undefeated home record and improve to 6-2 on the season. 


Giants Vs. Patriots Score Update: Giants Take 10-3 Lead In Third Quarter

The New York Giants hard nosed game against the New England Patriots finally saw some scoring in the third quarter. In a game that was mirroring the LSU/Alabama game from Saturday night through two quarters, both teams finally got on the board in the third. The Giants continued to throw off Tom Brady's timing, forcing the Pro Bowl quarter back to throw his second interception of the game in the opening drive. The Giants used the momentum to draw first blood with a field goal.

On the next Patriot's drive, Tom Brady fumbled the ball. This set the Giants up with some great field position in the Patriot's red zone. A 10 yard run from Brandon Jacobs put the Giants up 10-0 with nine minutes remaining in the third. The Patriots were finally able to get on the board with a 32 yard field goal from Stephan Gostkowski, leaving the score at 10-3 to close the third quarter.


Giants Vs. Patriots Score Update: Game Remains Scoreless Through First Half

The New York Giants traveled to Foxborough to play the New England Patriots on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. The game has been a defensive battle with both teams holding the other scoreless in the first half. The Giants held the Patriots to 183 total yards in the first quarter. They intercepted the ball on the third drive and were extremely lucky when the Patriots missed a field goal after driving 83 yards at the end of the half. 

The Patriots were just as dominant on defense holding the Giants to 95 yards in the first half, forcing the Giants to punt on ever drive. The Giants were able to disrupt Tom Brady's timing enough that he's not looked like himself at all this afternoon. The game remained scoreless with the Patriots receiving the ball at the start of the second half. 

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Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakeem Nicks, David Baas Out Sunday; Ramses Barden Activated

Wide receiver Ramses Barden could make his long-awaited 2011 debut Sunday for the New York Giants when they face the New England Patriots in Foxboro.

But offensive starters Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakeem Nicks and David Baas did not travel with the team and will not play in the game.

Barden, the third-year receiver, was activated from the reserve/PUP list, where he has spent the entire season. Barden has not played since Nov. 14, 2010, when he fractured his ankle in a game against Dallas. He returned to practice after the bye two weeks ago. In his first two seasons, Barden played in nine games and had six catches for 80 yards.

Bradshaw, the team’s leading rusher with 440 yards; Nicks, the top receiver with 38 catches; and Baas, the starting center, were downgraded to out after being listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report Friday. Bradshaw has a fractured bone in his foot, Nicks has a sore hamstring and Baas has a knee injury. All three players were hurt in last week’s victory over Miami.

Brandon Jacobs is expected to start at running back for Bradshaw. Victor Cruz will likely fill in for Nicks, and Kevin Boothe will step in for Baas at center for the second time this season. Baas also missed the Seattle game on Oct. 9.


New York Giants Injury Report, Week 9

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin spoke to the media Friday, confirming that running back Ahmad Bradshaw would not undergo surgery after cracking a bone in his foot. 

Bradshaw missed Friday's practice and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's meeting with the New England Patriots. He is joined on the injury report by a host of other important contributors.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable for Sunday amid concerns that he might have a concussion. Pierre-Paul underwent concussion tests after a practice collision resulted in a headache, and missed Friday's practice.

Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) also missed Friday's practice, riding the bike instead. He is listed as questionable for Sunday, as is fullback Henry Hynoski (neck). 

First-round draft choice Prince Amukamara (questionable) will travel with the team this weekend and could see his first game action of the season. He has missed the first eight weeks of the season with a broken foot suffered in August.

Center David Baas (knee) is listed as doubtful.

-- For more Giants coverage, visit our team page, or our blog Big Blue View


Brandon Jacobs Vows To Change, 'Stand Tall' For Giants

One day after venting his frustration following a poor performance during which he was booed at MetLife Stadium, New York Giants’ running back Brandon Jacobs Tuesday vowed “You’re going to see a change.”

Jacobs told reporters at Brooklyn’s Essence middle school, where he made an appearance, that he has spoken to his wife, Kimberly, and several of his teammates.

“I went home and I realized I do want to play this game a little longer. I don’t want to leave,” said Jacobs, who told students he wants to play three more seasons. “I talked to my wife and we’ve got to get it done. This is what I want to do. I had a talk with Deon Grant and Antrel Rolle, I talked to Ahmad (Bradshaw) and a lot of other guys. At the end of the day I’m playing for them. I don’t really care about anything else. I’m playing for them.

“I want to win with them because those are my guys and they’re always going to be my guys and my friends years down the line. So I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do: stand up and stand tall for them.”

In a way, Jacobs sounds much like defensive end Osi Umenyiora who has long been unhappy with team management but puts that aside on the field and plays for his teammates. Whatever happens with him long term, that is what the Giants need Jacobs to do now.

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