August 30, 2013
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Fans who took the train to the game streamed toward the stadium.
A youth football team from Reading came down the stairs en masse as they headed for Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots played the Giants.
Fullbacks James Devlin (left) and Ben Bartholomew got loose before the game.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft (left) was joined by golf legend Tiger Woods (right) on the sidelines during pregame warmups.
Ryan Mallett was the Patriots' starting quarterback for the preseason finale.
A first-quarter punt return attempt bounced off Charles James's hands and straight up in the air. It came right back down to him, and he held on to it the second time.
Mallett put everything behind a pass in the first half.
Running back Leon Washington (right) was wide open, but a first-quarter pass was overthrown.
Tight end Zach Sudfeld picked up some yards after a catch with the Giants' Shaun Rogers holding on.
Woods was on the sidelines for almost the entire first half of action.
Head coach Bill Belichick yelled from the sidelines in the second half.
Tim Tebow was sacked by Matt Broha early in the third quarter.
Tebow got a pat on the back from offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels after another three-and-out in the third quarter.
Tebow (right) handed the ball off on a running play to wide receiver Josh Boyce (left) in the second half.
Defenders Marcus Forston, Tavon Wilson, and Steve Beauharnais brought down Michael Cox.
Wide receiver Larry Donnell (right) leaped and caught a pass that deflected off his hands.
Cox was upended by a swarming New England defense.
Tebow scrambled for some second-half yardage.
Wide receiver Quentin Sims (right) leaped over Terrence Frederick for a last-minute touchdown.
Tebow smiled and got a high five from center Matt Stankiewitch after Sims (not pictured) hauled in a touchdown pass in the final minute of the game.
Tebow and former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, now with the Giants, were all smiles after the game.
Tebow (center) joined teammates and opponents in a postgame prayer at midfield.
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