The first half of tonight’s Patriots-Giants game in Foxboro is over, and it did not go according to plan at all.
The 5-0 Patriots lead the 2-3 Giants 21-14 at intermission. Tom Brady’s quarterback sneak in the final minute of the second quarter is the difference in this one.
New England’s offense was not in sync from the opening kickoff, but thanks to a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown and a short plunge from Brandon Bolden, the Patriots jumped out to a 14-0 lead.
The game seemed to be in New England’s control until Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones connected with Golden Tate on a 64-yard touchdown pass. It was the first passing touchdown the Patriots have surrendered all season.
The Giants would later tie the game up on a defensive touchdown by Markus Golden, who scooped up a Brady fumble and scampered to the end zone.
ESPN’s prediction for the second half is out. It still favors the Patriots.
New England still has a 91 percent chance to win, according to the ESPN Win Probability.
New England is a ridiculous 96-1 at Gillette Stadium when leading at halftime. We’ll see if the Giants can become the second team to rally and beat them in the final 30 minutes at home.
You can catch the second half of Patriots-Giants momentarily on NFL Network and FOX.