Late strike


Late strike

NEW YORK GIANTS (5-2) at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-2)Gillette Stadium, Foxboro

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The facts and figures for today's game:

KICKOFF: 4:15 p.m.

WEATHER: Clear, high around 54 at kickoff, dipping into the mid to low 40s by game's end. Winds out of the southwest at between 5-10 mph. Click here for NECN's complete weather forecast.


TV ANNOUNCERS: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver

RADIO COVERAGE: 98.5 The Sports Hub, the flagship for the 37-station Patriots Radio Network.

RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gil Santos, Gino Cappelletti, Scott Zolak

COMCAST SPORTSNET COVERAGE Tom E. Curran, Mary Paoletti, Art Martone, Danny Picard

CSN TELEVISION: Mike Giardi, Kevin Walsh

SPORTS SUNDAY (7:30 P.M. SUNDAY): Michael Felger, Troy Brown, Ty Law

CLOSE CALLS: At home against the Dolphins a week ago, the Giants trailed for much of the game, but pulled out a 20-17 win on a 25-yard TD pass from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz with 5:58 remaining. Manning threw for 349 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and the Giants did not commit a turnover for the second game in succession. The game was the fifth straight for the Giants -- and sixth of their seven in 2011 -- in which the score was within seven points at some point during the fourth quarter.

NO OFFENSE: Last week in Pittsburgh, the Patriots suffered through a second successive subpar offensive outing and lost to the Steelers, 25-17. The Pats' 213 total yards equaled their third-lowest output since 2005, as they managed only 20:38 total time of possession. Tom Brady threw two TD passes, but was held to season lows of 198 yards and 5.66 yards per attempt.

TOUGH TO LIVE UP TO: The Giants and Patriots last met for two memorable games in the 2007 season. The Patriots secured a perfect 16-0 regular season by beating the Giants in Week 17, 38-35, as Tom Brady (50 TD passes) and Randy Moss (23 TD receptions) established single-season NFL records. The G-Men turned the tables with a shocking 17-14 upset of the Pats in Super Bowl XLII, as Eli Manning threw a game-winning 13-yard TD pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds remaining. The Giants' game-winning drive covered 83 yards and featured David Tyree's 32-yard reception that moved the ball to NE territory

ELI'S COMING: Eli Manning is on pace for career highs in completion percentage (64.7), yards per attempt (8.83), yards per game (303.9) and passer rating (102.1). Manning has been intercepted just once in 95 passes on the road, after throwing 16 picks in eight road games in 2010.

SLOWING DOWN: After averaging 148.0 receiving yards per game in the Pats' first five contests, Wes Welker totaled only 84 yards in New England's last two games. Welker had 17 catches of 15 yards or more in the first five games, but had no catch longer than 13 yards in games No. 6 and 7.

TWO OF THE BEST: Tom Brady (104.4) and Eli Manning (102.1) rank second and third, respectively, in passer rating in 2011. They are two of four quarterbacks in the league averaging at least passing 300 yards per game. Including postseason, Brady ranks second among quarterbacks with 73 wins since 2005, while Manning is fourth in that span with 68 victories.

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Reaction to weekend protests


BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Reaction to weekend protests

0:41 - Tom Giles, Tom Curran, Kayce Smith, and Michael Holley discuss the National Anthem protests across the NFL over the weekend and the reactions to players kneeling.

10:07 - Michael Hurley joins the BST crew to talk about the Patriots' thrilling last-minute victory over the Texans and how concerning the Patriots' issues on defense are.

18:13 - Michael Holley and Kayce Smith discuss Kyrie Irving and LeBron James' comments about one another during Media Day, including LeBron referring to Kyrie as "The Kid" instead of his name.

22:30 - Evan Drellich joins BST to talk about Mookie Betts and Eduardo Nunez both leaving with injuries during the Red Sox's Monday night loss to the Blue Jays, and other concerns surrounding the team heading into the postseason.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Prescott, Cowboys pull away to beat Cardinals, 28-17


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Prescott, Cowboys pull away to beat Cardinals, 28-17

GLENDALE, Ariz. , Dak Prescott kneeled with his teammates and team owner before the game, flipped head over heels for a touchdown in the first half and capped his night with a 37-yard TD pass that proved to be the game winner.

The Dallas Cowboys erased last week's ugly memory on Monday night, with their young quarterback leading the way.

"He just kept battling," Dallas coach Jason Garrett said.

"He kept making good decisions. Obviously he made some good plays, big-time throws, but as much as anything else he's got an amazing spirit and our players follow him."

The Cowboys (2-1), bouncing back from a 42-17 pummeling in Denver, began the game kneeling at midfield with owner Jerry Jones in a show of unity that followed widespread protests across the NFL of critical comments by President Donald Trump over the weekend.

After they kneeled, they stood and walked to the sideline and stood for the anthem.

"We planned and it was executed that we would go out and kneel," Jones said, "and basically make the statement regarding the need for unity and the need for equality."

Prescott, 13 of 18 for 183 yards, broke a 14-14 tie with a 37-yard scoring pass to Brice Butler with 11:52 to play.

"I immediately scrambled and when I scrambled Brice took the right angle and the right initiative going to the back of the end zone," Prescott said.

Arizona, with a spectacular catch by Larry Fitzgerald for 24 yards on a third-and-18 play, moved downfield but the drive stalled. Phil Dawson's 37-yard field goal cut the lead to 21-17 with 6:35 left.

Ezekiel Elliott, who gained 8 yards on nine carries against Denver and drew criticism for not hustling after a couple of late interceptions, was bottled up much of the game, but still gained 80 yards on 22 attempts, 30 on one play. He ran 8 yards for the final Cowboys touchdown.

The Cardinals (1-2), in their home opener, got a big game from Fitzgerald, who caught 13 passes for 149 yards, in the process moving ahead of Marvin Harrison into eighth in career receiving yards. The 13 receptions tied a career high.

"That's Fitz. It's Monday night," Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. "He's a money player. It was a great performance by him. It's a shame we couldn't play better around him."

Carson Palmer had a big first half, completed 15 of 18 for 145 yards and finished 29 of 48 for 325 yards and two scores. He was sacked six times, a career-high three by DeMarcus Lawrence.

The Cardinals dominated the first half statistically, but were deadlocked with the Cowboys at 7-7. Arizona had a 152-57 advantage in yards and dominated time of possession 19:34 to 9:41.

Arizona took the opening kickoff and went 82 yards in eight plays. Palmer was 5-for-5 on the drive, capped by a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jaron Brown.

Before Dallas even had a first down, Arizona mounted a nearly nine-minute drive but a touchdown pass to Brown was negated by a holding penalty and Phil Dawson's 36-yard field goal try was wide right. It was the third mid-range miss for the 41-year-old kicker this season.

And the miss left the door open for the Cowboys to get back in it.

Prescott scored on a 10-yard run, flipping head-first over the goal line to tie it at 7-7 with 3:33 left in the half.