Giants lose, 22-20: Backup quarterback Mike Glennon threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Damion Willis with 8 seconds left, but a two-point conversion attempt failed. The giants finish the preseason 0-3. Stay with Big Blue View for a full recap and analysis, and check our YouTube channel for a post-game live stream.
Patriots stretch lead: A Quinn Nordin 37-yard field goal stretched the New England lead to 22-14 with 6:23 remaining.
Giants get closer: Mike Glennon hit Alex Bachman for a 12-yard touchdown pass to pull the Giants within 19-14 with 12:55 to play. The Giants went 77 yards in seven plays, taking 3:38.
Patriots take lead: New England began the second half with a six-play, 75-yard touchdown drive against the Giants’ defensive backups. The touchdown came on a 17-yard pass from Mac Jones to Isaiah Zuber. A two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the Patriots with a 12-7 lead with 12:11 left in the third quarter.
Injury update: Wide receiver Darius Slayton is questionable to return with a foot/ankle injury.
Giants take lead: The Giants finally put together a consistent drive, going 58 yards in nine plays to take a 7-6 lead. The touchdown came on a 23-yard strike from Daniel Jones to tight end Kaden Smith with :25 left in the half.
Engram injury: Tight end Evan Engram is OUT for the remainder of the game with a calf injury suffered in the second quarter.
Injury update: Wide receiver C.J. Board is questionable to return with an elbow injury.
Patriots, 6, Giants 0: After Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was intercepted in the end zone by D’Angelo Ross, the Patriots went 50 yards in eight plays for a 48-yard Quinn Nordin field goal. That made the score 6-0 New England with 6:54 left in the first half.
Patriots take 3-0 lead: After a three-and-out by the Giants, New England went 31 yards in seven plays to take the lead on a 41-yard Nick Folk field goal.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants conclude their 2021 NFL preseason with a home game Sunday night at MetLife Stadium against the New England Patriots (6 p.m./NBC-4 NY and NFL Network).
Quarterback Daniel Jones will see his only preseason action Sunday. Jones and other available front-line Giants are expected to play the first half and possibly see action into the third quarter.
“We’re going to handle this as truly the dress rehearsal for the season. We expect to play the majority of our players for a minimum of one half,” coach Joe Judge said on Friday. “We’re going to make sure there’s some key positions where we have to see some guys with a little bit of an extended exposure and make the right decision on the roster. There’s still some jobs that are very competitive for the final 53. We’ll make sure we have enough film and evidence and exposure to make the right decision.”
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring), running back Saquon Barkley (knee) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (foot) will not play. Judge did not announce decisions on anyone else.
The following is a list of players also expected not to play:
Kadarius Toney, John Ross, Shane Lemieux, Adoree Jackson, Elerson Smith, Danny Shelton, Josh Jackson, Austin Mack, Aaron Robinson (PUP).
The Giants and Patriots held joint practices in New England on Wednesday and Thursday. The Giants were outplayed on Wednesday, but had a much better day on Thursday.
NFL rosters have to be trimmed to the 53-man regular-season limit by 4 p.m. Tuesday. That makes this a last chance for players on the bubble to make an impression.
Use the Twitter stream below to follow all the action, and use this as your open thread. Also, keep tabs on the @BigBlueView Twitter account post-game as Joe DeLeone and Chris Pflum will host a live stream on YouTube roughly an hour after the game. Over on Facebook, Dan Berkman will be hosting a post-game Facebook Live. Depending on which platform you prefer, be sure to check those out.