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Kyle Van Noy fumble return touchdown gives Pats 28-14 lead

A Jon Hilliman fumble led to a 22-yard Kyle Van Noy touchdown that gave the New England Patriots a 28-14 lead in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants. After the Patriots had two offensive scoring chances go for naught on a missed Mike Nugent field and turnover on downs [more]

Josh Gordon questionable to return with knee injury

Patriots receiver Josh Gordon was injured while trying to chase down Markus Golden following a strip-sack of Tom Brady in the first half. Gordon’s leg was pinned underneath him as Golden went into the end zone, giving the Giants 14 unanswered points in 1:27 and a 14-14 tie. The Patriots took the halftime lead on [more]

Patriots take 21-14 halftime lead on quarterback sneak

The Patriots scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 36 seconds remaining in the half to take a 21-14 lead at intermission. It was a less than impressive half for Tom Brady and the Patriots on a windy night at Gillette Stadium, though. Brady has lost a fumble and thrown an interception in the same [more]

Patriots get blocked punt for a touchdown, 7-0 lead

Tom Brady has thrown an interception. Julian Edelman dropped a pass that was upheld as an incompletion on a Giants challenge. Sony Michel was stopped short on back-to-back third-and-one and fourth-and-one runs. It still would be 0-0 if not for a special teams touchdown on a windy night at Gillette Stadium. Patriots running back Brandon [more]

Rob Gronkowski: I will always keep door open for return

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said earlier Thursday he has hope Rob Gronkowski will return this season. Gronkowski didn’t close the door to that possibility during his Fox debut. “I’ll always keep it open,” Gronkowski said on the pregame show before the Patriots played the Giants. A personal plea from Brady might convince Gronkowski to come [more]

Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris among Patriots’ inactives

The Patriots made it official: Running back Rex Burkhead will not play tonight. They listed him among their inactives. Burkhead earned a questionable designation with the foot injury that kept him out last week. The team made running back Damien Harris a healthy scratch. He has dressed for only one game this season. Sony Michel, [more]

The 2017 running back class has taken over the league

Five weeks in to the 2019 season, one thing is clear: The running backs who entered the league in 2017 have taken over. As to rushing yardage, four of the top five leaders entered the league in 2017. And the list of quality running backs is so long that it’s difficult to list them all [more]

Rex Burkhead not expected to play Thursday night

It looks like the Giants won’t be the only team down a running back on Thursday night. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is not expected to play. Burkhead was listed as questionable due to the foot injury that kept him out of last weekend’s win over Washington. Sony Michel, [more]

Giants promote RB Austin Walter ahead of Thursday night’s game

The Giants were down to two healthy running backs after ruling Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman out for Thursday night’s game against the Patriots, but they made a move to ensure they’ll have three on hand come kickoff. The team has promoted Austin Walter from the practice squad. They waived quarterback Alex Tanney to make [more]

Daniel Jones remembers Tom Brady spoiling Super Bowl party

Even if the Patriots beat the Giants tonight, it won’t be the first time Tom Brady has ruined things for Daniel Jones. The first time was when Jones was 6. The Giants rookie quarterback recalled being disappointed when Brady led the Patriots to a Super Bowl XXXVIII win over his hometown Panthers in February 2004. [more]

Giants are 17-point underdogs, biggest in franchise history

The line on tonight’s Giants-Patriots game has reached 17 points, an unprecedented spread for the Giants. According to the New York Daily News, this is the first time the Giants have ever been such big underdogs. Tonight’s game is also the biggest spread ever for a Thursday night game. It’s easy to see why the [more]

Phillip Dorsett out for Patriots Thursday

Injuries at wide receiver are nothing new for the Patriots this year, and they’ll be short at least one man Thursday against the Giants. The Patriots listed wide receiver Phillip Dorsett as out this week, with a hamstring injury. The Patriots also listed wide receivers Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman as questionable on the report, [more]

Giants rule out Barkley, Engram, Shepard, Gallman

The Patriots’ great defense will take on a depleted Giants offense on Thursday night. The Giants announced today that four players who ordinarily would play a big role in the offense have been ruled out: Saquon Barkley (ankle), Sterling Shepard (concussion), Evan Engram (knee) and Wayne Gallman (concussion). That won’t make things easy on rookie [more]

Phillip Dorsett out of practice Tuesday

The Patriots estimated the participation levels of injured players for Monday’s practice report because they didn’t do any on-field work, but they did get most of their players on the field for some portion of Tuesday’s workout. The lone exception was wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. Dorsett did not participate in practice due to a hamstring [more]

Saquon Barkley not ready to rule himself out

Despite reports that he will not be ready, Giants running back Saquon Barkley isn’t ready to rule himself out of Thursday’s game with the Patriots. Via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, Barkley was asked if he’d be on the field this week. “That’s my mindset,” Barkley said. “That’s the way I’ve been approaching this game.” “I [more]

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