The Patriots made some early mistakes, including the intentional grounding call in the 1st quarter, that resulted in a safety for the Giants. The Giants got the ball back and marched down the field and capped the drive off with a short TD pass to Victor Cruz.
Brady learned from his mistakes, and led the team down the field to score a field goal after Pierre-Paul did what he does best and batted down Brady’s last pass of the drive. Gostowski was able to tack on the field goal to put the Pats on the board.
Fast forward to the final minutes of the 2nd quarter and Brady leads his team to a 96 yard touchdown drive, with a short pass to Danny Woodhead.
Overall, the Patriots have impressed the most. The O-line has been able to keep the G-Men’s D-Line in check, well in check for the Giants’ D-Line.
I expect the Patriots to come out with a chip on their shoulder and to let the momentum of the end of the second quarter flow into the second half.
No matter what happens, this will be a great second half, with both teams most likely airing it out to speed up plays.