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More than any touchdown pass or goal-line defensive stop, Ben Watson chasing down Champ Bailey in the 2005 AFC Championship game summed up exactly what the New England Patriots are all about. On plays in which other teams might give up, the Patriots don't stop playing. The Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era has produced many thrilling victories, but it's also brought painful losses. As admirable as Watson's play was, the fact that it came in a loss puts a damper on its significance for many fans. The team responsible for one of those defeats visits Gillette Stadium on Sunday. The New...

Patriots Report Card: Eli Manning Out-Bradys Tom Brady While Pats Defense Collapses in Loss to Giants

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots have some work to do to avoid their first three-game losing streak in nine years, and they've got to do it quickly with the Jets on the horizon. Here's how the Patriots graded out after Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Giants. OFFENSE Jeff Howe: C Tom Brady had three turnovers, and two of them resulted in 10 points for the Giants. The other one...

Fantasy Forecast: Week 9

Tom Brady Defenses have been attacking the Pats offense differently in recent weeks, and Brady and the offense have had some difficulty adjusting. Things won’t get much easier this week against a Giants D that leads the league in sacks. Only two teams have allowed fewer passing TDs than the Giants this year, so it would be prudent to temper expectations for Brady at 250 yards...

Giants' pass rush is key against Tom Brady, Patriots in rematch of Super Bowl XLII

Giants need to do as they did in 2008 and pressure Brady today at MetLife Stadium

Giants intend to put heat on Tom Brady

When the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, a big part of their game plan was to put pressure on Tom Brady.

Eli Manning Outduels Elite Brady; Giants Beat Patriots, 24-20

Eli Manning may have finally justified using the word "elite" when describing his game after he marched the New York Giants 80 yards on eight plays in the waning seconds to defeat the New England Patriots, 24-20, in Foxboro today. This was the first meeting between the two teams since 2007—when Manning led the Giants to a Super Bowl victory.  Even after that momentous...

Giants or Pats? You Choose

We are asking our readers to chime in via the comment field below: Who do you like this week – the Giants or the Patriots? Can the Giants win, or just cover the 9-point spread? Will the game be over or under 51 points? How many times will the Giants sack Tom Brady? Can Brandon Jacobs put his money where his mouth is and bash New England? Will Eli Manning show the country he can...

Assessing the Steelers-Ravens Rivalry

Last Sunday, the Steelers exacted their first measure of revenge against Tom Brady's Patriots in quite some time. About seven years, actually. Similarly, the Ravens, who had been tormented by the Steelers for the past five years (at least when a backup QB wasn't starting for Pittsburgh), finally got some payback of their own in Week 1.In both cases, I wouldn't say the...

First Quarter: Giants vs Patriots

Follow me on twitter: @KelDansby_GFB First Quarter Live Updates - The Giants enter this game playing with house money. Not many people expect them to beat the Patriots, but if they pull out a victory they immediately gain the respect that has eluded them so far this season. - Eli Maninning mentioned over the summer that he was in Tom Brady’s class as a QB. He faces New England’s...

Week Nine Recap: Pats Fall to the Giants 24-20

After losing to the New York Giants 24-20 at home today, the New England Patriots have extended their losing streak to two games. The first two quarters of the game ended in a 0-0 tie due to a solid mixture of sloppy offensive play and good showings from each defense. Tom Brady threw his ninth interception of the year in the second quarter after a tipped pass was caught by Mathias...

Patriots Can’t Play Complete Game, Fall to Giants 24-20

It was a tale of two halves for both teams, but especially for the New England Patriots, who couldn’t get both sides of the ball working for one half. In the first half of the game against the New York Giants, the defense was attacking and stingy, holding the G-Men scoreless. The offense, however, couldn’t get into a rhythm and were also held scoreless in the firs half thanks...

Wolves win Molineux six-pointer

Jamie O'Hara's opener for the home side was cancelled out by Ben Watson before the interval after Wayne Hennessey had saved his initial penalty. But Dave Edwards and Stephen Ward secured Wolves' first win in nine games and doomed the bottom-placed Latics to an eight successive loss. Wigan were left to rue striker Hugo Rodallega spurning two gilt-edged chances in the first...
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