November 07, 2011
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Tom Brady walked off the field as the Giants celebrated their victory over the Patriots at Gillette.
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Giants QB Eli Manning guided his team to the winning 80-yard touchdown drive.
The game was an unofficial rematch of Super Bowl XLII in 2008, which the Giants won, 17-14.
It was a fierce defensive struggle in the first half, in which neither team scored.
Tom Brady called out an audible in the first half.
In an unusual sight, Brady rushed for a first down in the opening quarter.
Wes Welker caught nine passes for 136 yards, with no touchdowns.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 52 yards on 12 carries.
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Mario Manningham caught an Eli Manning pass for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Matthew Slater reacted to a pass interference call against the Patriots' Sergio Brown.
Giants tight end Jake Ballard (85) grabbed the game winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Brady and the Patriots fell to 5-3. It was the first regular-season home loss for Brady in nearly five years.
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Eli Manning and the Giants are now 6-2 on the season.