The defense entered the game without seven starters: their top four DEs, LBs Michael Boley and Mathias Kiwanuka and CB Prince Amukamara.
The Patriots scored the only points of the half on a 20-yard FG by Stephen Gostkowski after a 12 play, 51 yard drive in early part of the second quarter. On third and goal, LB Mark Herzlich continued his strong preseason play stuffing Pats RB Brandon Bolden at the line and forcing the FG.
The overall tempo of the game has been fast thus far, with the defenses taking center stage. The officials haven't affected the game much at all, calling only four penalties (another holding vs the Giants was declined) but looking confused at one juncture during a Giants' punt play.
Rookie DE Matt Broha has 1.5 sacks thus far. P Steve Weatherford has punted six times with a long of 64. Pats' punter Zoltan Mesko also punted six times.
LB Spencer Paysinger limped off the field and then walked to the locker room under his own power. More to come on that...