As the New England Patriots pulled away for a victory over the New York Giants on Thursday night, tom Brady had two touchdown runs and proceeded ahead of Peyton Manning for second position on the NFLs all-time passing yards set.
Under coach Bill Belichick, the Patriots have made a habit of besting quarterbacks. They can add Giants newcomer Daniel Jones to that listing.
The Super Bowl champion Patriots returned a punt for a touchdown and forced four turnovers, including a fumble return for a score, to move for the first time since 2015.
Brady finished 31-of-41 for 334 yards and an interception. Julian Edelman had his second straight 100-yard getting match. Jones had three interceptions on the night, finishing.
New England have won 19 straight games against a quarterback, the longest such streak in NFL history.
It was kind of an odd game, anytime you get three scores in the sport that are non-offensive touchdowns, Belichick said. That is sort of a years value and it all occurred in 1 game.
The Patriots did it without running back Rex Burkhead, who missed his second straight game with a foot injury. Receiver Phillip Dorsett was inactive with a hamstring problem. Throughout the game, receiver Josh Gordon hurt his left knee attempting to make a handle after a fumble recovery.
Men just kind of full of, Brady explained. We understood we werent gonna possess Phillip tonight. Josh got hurt. Type of dealing with sort of what everybody else deals for this period of year. Lots of attrition and injuries etc. But was a great win.
Despite fighting to move the ball for most of the match, New York (2-4) had the ball trailing 21-14 with 8:43 left in the fourth quarter.
Jones finished a pass to running back Jon Hilliman, who had been hit in the backfield by Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins. Kyle Van Noy sprinted 22 yards, recovered and elongated the ball to the pylon for the touchdown.
It had been a part of an match by both offenses.
Just like the Patriots, the Giants missed some of their playmakers. Running back Saquon Barkley sat out a third straight game due to a sprained right ankle, tight ending Evan Engram was out with a knee injury and receiver.
Because of this, both groups had difficulties executing and hanging on the ball.
Jones was confused by the Patriots policies, and leading to his turnovers. Along with Brady, in addition to his interception, had a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.
I did not play nicely by any way, Jones stated. I do not believe it was overpowering. I simply made bad plays
The Patriots moved quickly getting to the Giants 19. But Sony Michel had been stopped for no profit on fourth-and-1.
New England took over in Giants territory for their possession following a pass was deflected by Stephon Gilmore . When Janoris Jenkins picked off Bradys pass intended for 21, the Patriots gave the ball back to the next play.
The stalemate was broken by new England overdue in first quarter Brandon Bolden blocked Riley Dixons punt in the six-yard lineup and scooped up.
The Patriots got the first offensive score of the game on their signature of the nighttime when Brandon Bolden restricted a 20-yard driveway with a 1-yard run.
The Giants bounced back together with Jones linking on a deep pass, to their ensuing possession. This was the first TD given up from the Patriots this season.
The Patriots were two plays into their second drive once Lorenzo Carter dragged Brady for a sack down. Brady fumbled, and linebacker Markus Golden returned it 42 yards for a touchdown.
While trying to undertake Golden, Gordon got his leg and got caught beneath a tangle of players. Aid was needed by him because he limped off the field.
New England figured things out just before the half, getting a run.
The Giants host the Arizona Cardinals in Week Seven on October 20.
The Patriots complete Week Six having a Monday night trip into the New York Jets on October 21.