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.