The New York Giants gave the New England Patriots one of the toughest tests of the 2015 season when they matched-up on Sunday evening. Although the Patriots have been a dominating team this season, coming into the game with a record of 8-0, the Giants put up quite the fight when the Patriots won by a mere field goal.
The Patriots win Sunday evening came after field goal kicker Stephen Gostkowski made a 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining in the game. Although the field goal positioned New England for their 27-26 victory over New York, the match-up was a close game the entire evening. Along with Gostkowski’s great performance, Giants field goal kicker Josh Brown scored a franchise-record 27th field goal from 29 yards.
Although Brown’s 29 yard field goal put the Giants at a 26-24 will 2:00 left in the 4th quarter, Patriots QB Tom Brady drove New England 44 yards and converting a fourth-and-10 on the series. Brady’s drive put Gostkowski in position to score the winning filed goal that ended that game with a score of 27-26.
Patriots fans definitely felt the pressure of the Giants offense, as the high scoring game almost cost the Patriots their undefeated title of the season. With a 9-0 record, the Patriots continue to dominate the AFC East Standings. While the Giants are also the top ranking team of their devision, the NFC East, New York holds a record of 5-5. Many teams hope to bring the Patriots winning streak to an end within the last 7 weeks of the season, unfortunately the Giants will not be the team to do so.