New York Giants Season Awards

Game of the Year: Patriots 27, Giants 26

It was a heartbreaker, sure, but at the time the Giants one-point loss to the New England Patriots was fairly impressive.

New England, to that point, was 8-0, and in the process of ripping their opponents to shreds in the wake of the Deflate-Gate scandal. The Giants gave New England everything they had, from a career-high 87 yard touchdown grab by Odell Beckham, to a half-ending score by Dwyane Harris.

New York grabbed a 10 point lead in the third quarter only to see it slip away in the fourth. Trailing by two, Manning led the Giants down the field and into scoring position, but a contraversial refereeing decision prevented the Giants from going up by six with a minute and a half to go.

Odell Beckham, according to the officials, lost possession of the football despite having two feet down in the end zone with the ball. That call forced the Giants to settle for a field goal, giving Tom Brady a minute to march down the field, down two.

The Giants had several opportunities to stop Brady – Landon Collins dropped a game sealing interception, and Brady converted on 4th and 10. In the end, Stephen Gostowski nailed a 54 yard field goal to sink the Giants as time expired. A heartbreaking result for New York, but one that gave fans optimism that the Giants could play with the big boys. Sadly, the Giants won only once more all season following the New England loss. In a season of exhilerating games and crushing losses, the Patriots game tops both lists.

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