Once again, the New York Giants have driven down the field, but thrown away a great opportunity to score because of penalties. On their last drive, a 12 men in the huddle penalty set them back five yards and ultimately led to a punt. On their most recent drive, Brandon Jacobs picked up a third and one, but a holding penalty brought the Giants back ten yards. They were unable to convert on third and 11 and were forced to punt. With just over four minutes remaining, they still lead the New England Patriots 9-3.
The Giants picked up two first downs on the drive, and almost had a third before the holding penalty. Ahmad Bradshaw was especially effective with three runs and one reception for a total of 24 yards, but the Giants weren't able to convert that into a move into scoring position.
Steve Weatherford gave his team a perfect punt to down inside the ten-yard line on his first punt, and barely had his second slip by a gunner for a touchback. On his most recent punt, he angled it out of bounds perfectly to give the Patriots' terrible field position. Tom Brady will start on his own four-yard line.
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