1:00 PM ET, October 12, 2003
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots proved that statistics don't win football games -- defense and perseverance do.Outgained 199-29 in a first half in which they had just one first down, the New England Patriots rallied behind Tom Brady and Kevin Faulk and beat the New York Giants 17-6 on Sunday.
The Giants can't get anything going offensively. If they start to run the ball, Barber fumbles, and if they pass, they don't move the ball sufficiently. Offensively, they seem to be snakebitten. It may be time for coach Fassel to issue a challenge since they've done such a good job answering those challenges in the past.
Question on the Patriots: Will this team keep hanging around or will the injuries prove too costly?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.