Patriots vs. Giants: Breaking Down The Key Plays And Turning Points In The Patriots' 27-26 Victory

The New England Patriots stayed undefeated thanks to a narrow 27-26 victory over the New York Giants. It was the best game of Week 10, going down to the wire and featuring three go-ahead drives in the fourth quarter. The Giants dropped to 5-5, while the Patriots are now 9-0. 


Julian Edelman broke his foot in the game, and QB Tom Brady will miss one of his favorite targets for at least a few games. With Edelman out, Amendola caught 10 passes for 79 yards. 

With the Giants hurting at WR, Dwayne Harris has taken on a bigger role. He was supposed to be the return man, but has done a solid job as a WR this season. He caught six passes for 82 yards and a score in the loss. 

Stephen Gostkowski stepped up once again for the Patriots. He nailed a 54-yard field goal with six seconds left to give the Patriots the win. 

Giants WR Odell Beckham caught 4 passes for 104 yards and a TD, but wanted more. He had a TD taken away on the Giants' last drive. It was originally ruled a catch, but was overturned. 


"You're one kick away from being Public Enemy No. 1. You're always one kick away from trending on Twitter as the No. 1 loser in America. But it's fun being on a good team. It's kind of like being on a baseball team where everybody's got a hit, and you can't wait to get up there and get a hit, too." - Gostkowski.

"Just finish the game. You don't win, they are all miserable. I don't look at it in terms of degrees. I look at it in terms of frustration that goes along with it because of what could have been. It's not that far away from being a win. Just finish the thing off." - Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.

"It always comes down to the end with them ... proud of our team and the way we fought, but we can do some things better than we did today. Certainly I can. I'm glad we're 9-0." - Brady. 

"I thought it was a catch. I lost us the game ... You can't leave it up to the officials to get anything right. I caught it." - Beckham.


The win guarantees the Patriots a winning season once again. They are just the fifth team, and the first since the 1983-98 49ers, with at least 15 consecutive winning seasons. Call the Patriots what they are: A dynasty.

Beckham disagrees, but the referees got the call right on review. It's not a catch, although that doesn't really clarify what counts as a catch. The rule too often just doesn't make sense. 

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