7:00 PM ET, August 29, 2012
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Adele Ojomo took another step toward making an NFL roster and helped the New York Giants and New England Patriots avoid a coach's worst nightmare in the preseason finale -- overtime.Ojomo's sack and forced fumble set up a 32-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes with 1:03 to play, and the Giants defeated the Patriots 6-3 on Wednesday night in the final warmup for the regular season for the teams that met in the Super Bowl in early February.
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Paysinger and Dwayne Hendricks led the Giants with six tackles each. ... Matt Broha and Craig Marshall, who started at the defensive end with Jason Pierre-Paul Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyoira out, both had 1 1-2 sacks. ... LB Jermaine Cunningham had two sacks for New England. .... LB Mike Rivera had 12 tackles to lead the Patriots. ... Mesko and Weatherford punted nine times each .... QB David Carr (11 of 18 for 136 yards) played the final three quarters for New York. ... QB Ryan Mallett (8 of 15 for 40 yards) played the first half for New England, and Hoyer (9 of 15 for 96) finished.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants makes a pass against the New England...(Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
|FG||8:27||Stephen Gostkowski 20 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 51 yds, 4:58
|FG||7:40||Lawrence Tynes 34 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 64 yds, 7:30
|FG||1:07||Lawrence Tynes 32 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 3 yds, 1:24
UPDATES RUN TOTAL FOR RED SOX @ ANGELS: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Giants and Patriots combined for 9 total points in their NFL preseason finale on Wednesday night. Thus far on Wednesday, including games in progress, there have been 9 MLB games with more combined runs than the combined point total at MetLife Stadium. In addition, the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers scored more runs by themselves (10 each) than the combined Pats-Giants point total (9).[+]
MLB Games With More Total Runs - Than Total Points Scored Patriots-Giants Game Wednesday
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