On 3rd and 5 from the Giants' 45, Eli Manning was sacked for a 14-yard loss by Pats' backup DT Jerome Cunningham who simply blew past G Mitch Petrus. He hasn't looked good this summer and that doesn't help his cause. Petrus started for Chris Snee who sat out with a sore leg.
On another third down deep in Giants' territory, WR Victor Cruz got behind the defense, but Eli under threw him. Seemed like a broken play to me.
WR Hakeem Nicks, playing in his first game since the Super Bowl, caught a pass over the middle for a gain of six yards.
The Patriots only put one starter on the field - OT Sebastian Vollmer. Ryan Mallett, the former Arkansas star, started at QB in place of Tom Brady.
Giants' DE Adewale Ojomo, the UDFA out of Miami, continues to get pressure on the QB. He got past the tackle and hit Mallett from behind causing the pass to batted down at the line.
Jerrel Jernigan is back returning punts tonight. He had two opportunities, but got hit immediately after fielding each punt.