The New York Giants appeared poised to retake the lead, marching down to the New England Patriots 10-yard line on eight plays after starting on their own 48-yard line. Eli Manning was sacked on third down, however, forcing New York to settle for another Lawrence Tynes field goal. Approaching the end of the third quarter, New England still leads 17-15.
The Patriots survived a scare on their previous possession. Justin Tuck sacked Tom Brady on third down to force a punt, giving the ball back to the Giants. Brady landed on his left shoulder, and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer began warming up on the sideline. He was quickly stopped however, and now it appears that Brady is going to be okay.
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