NFL Scores Week 9, Giants Vs. Patriots: Eli Manning Helps New York Thwart Super Bowl Revenge, 24-20

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 6: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

When the Giants and Patriots meet, a classic is nearly guaranteed. Eli Manning led New York on a game-winning drive to secure a dramatic win on the road.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots faced a scenario eerily reminiscent of Super Bowl XLII: down by less than a touchdown late, with the field ahead of them. And then Brady flipped the script, driving down the field for a late go-ahead touchdown.

Unfortunately, Eli Manning and the Giants decided the sequel would have the same ending as the original, and drove down the field for a game-winning score, sealing a dramatic 24-20 victory.

Manning threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the win, but was especially brilliant on his final drive, finding Jake Ballard for a huge throw over the middle to get into Patriots territory and in the end zone for the game-winning score. And he victimized Kyle Arrington on the drive, drawing a pass interference penalty on the Patriots cornerback who previously picked off what could have been a salt-away touchdown.

Brady threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, and found Wes Welker nine times for 136 yards.

The game was scoreless at the half, the first such game in the 2011 NFL season. The Patriots' victory extended their home winning streak, which dates back to 2008, and Brady's home winning streak, which dates back to 2006.

The win moves New England to 6-2 on the season. The Giants fell to 5-3 on the year with the loss.

For more on the Giants, visit Big Blue View. For more on the Patriots, visit Pats Pulpit. SB Nation has you covered for the rest of Week 9's NFL action, too: check out all the Week 9 NFL news and scores and Week 9 fantasy stats, and Week 9 NFL video highlights in our dedicated StoryStreams, and head to SB Nation's NFL hub any time for plenty more on the league.

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