FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots scored touchdowns in all three phases of the game as they moved past the visiting New York Giants, 35-14, on Thursday Night Football. Tom Brady ran two touchdowns in from the 1-yard line, one coming in each half.
Brandon Bolden turned in the other offensive touchdown of the night for New England, who also got scores from Kyle Van Noy on defense and Chase Winovich on special teams. Mike Nugent converted all four of the extra points he attempted, but missed a 40-yard field goal after it slammed off of the left post in the third quarter.
The New England defense was again the stars of the show, intercepting Daniel Jones three times in the contest and forcing a fumble once, which Van Noy returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Patriots a double-digit lead.
With the win the Patriots move to 6-0 on the season and remain one of just two teams in the NFL without a loss on the year. They will gear up for their Week 7 opponent, the New York Jets, who they will face a week from Monday at MetLife Stadium.
PREVIOUS: Patriots beat Redskins 33-7
Follow along for live updates throughout the night, and follow @Boston25 on Twitter for the latest.
Temperatures were slated for the 50s throughout the contest, though rain was expected to hold off around the Foxborough area.
Fans had been gearing up for New England's first home contest throughout the shortened week. This was the Pats first home game since their Week 3 victory over the New York Jets.
11:25 p.m.: Final: Patriots 35, Giants 14.
11:10 p.m.: Tom Brady finishes the drive off with a 1-yard run after a fantastic catch by Julian Edelman set the Patriots up near the New York goalline. It's Brady's second rushing TD of the night. 35-14 New England.
10:52 p.m.: Kyle Van Noy recovers a Jaime Collins-forced fumble and runs it back for the defensive touchdown. New England leads 28-14 in the fourth.
10:39 p.m.: At the end of the 3rd quarter, the score remains 21-14 New England.
10:29 p.m.: Mike Nugent pushes a 40-yard field goal attempt to the left as it hits off the post. No good. Score remains 21-14 New England.
10:15 p.m.: With the Giants driving to open the second half, Stephon Gilmore comes up with the third Patriots INT of the day.
10:07 p.m.: The second half is underway in Foxborough.
10:00 p.m.: Halftime in New England: Patriots 21, Giants 14.
9:51 p.m.: After a James White TD was called back after he was called down on the 1-yard line, Tom Brady records his second touchdown run of the season with a QB sneak in the dying seconds of the first half. 21-14 New England.
9:36 p.m.: A fumble on a strip-sack leads to a touchdown return by Markus Goldon to tie the score at 14-14. Josh Gordon also injured on the play.
9:30 p.m.: Golden Tate races down the sideline and catches a 64-yard touchdown pass to bring the Giants within one score. 14-7 Pats as time winds down in the first half.
9:24 p.m.: Brandon Bolden scores on a 1-yard run to double the New England lead. 14-0 Patriots.
9:20 p.m.: Duron Harmon intercepts Daniel Jones and the Patriots have the ball deep in Giants territory.
9:05 p.m.: After the first quarter, it's 7-0 Patriots.
9:00 p.m.: Chase Winovich catches a blocked punt and runs into the endzone for the score. New England leads 7-0.
8:44 p.m.: Both teams trade interceptions on back-to-back throws as New England's John Simon hauls in an INT before Brady throws a pick to Janoris Jenkins. Giants take over at midfield.
8:26 p.m.: On New England's first drive of the game, Tom Brady moves to second all-time in regular-season passing yards, passing Peyton Manning.
8:20 p.m.: And the game is underway in Foxborough!!
6:50 p.m.: Patriots release their list of inactives, with WR Phillip Dorsett and RB Rex Burkhead among the 7 New England players not suiting up.
4:50 p.m.: Julian Edelman rolls into Gillette Stadium with a little over three and a half hours remaining until kickoff in Week 6.
4:15 p.m.: Tom Brady has officially entered the building!
© 2020 Cox Media Group