How Did Tom Brady Do During Final Patriots Preseason Game Vs. Giants?

by abournenesn

Sep 1, 2016

The next time we see Tom Brady in a football game, four weeks of the NFL season will have passed and the calendar will read “October.”

The New England Patriots quarterback started the fourth preseason game Thursday night, the first time he’s done so since exactly five years ago on Sept. 1, 2011, also against the New York Giants, per ESPN Stats and Info.

So how did TB12 perform?

Brady played every snap in the first half for New England, completing 16 of 26 passes for 166 yards and one touchdown with one interception. The TD came on a nice route from wide receiver Keshawn Martin for a 7-yard score with about 90 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.

Brady also connected with wide receiver Aaron Dobson a few times, including this nifty 38-yard gain.

Brady wasn’t working with his full arsenal, and dealt with a few dropped passes and fumbles from his receiving corps. He also used his legs on one play, taking off for a 10-yard gain on the ground before sliding safely to down the ball — to the relief of Patriots fans everywhere. He took a knee to finish the second half.

New England lost the game, 17-9.

Brady is eligible to return to the Patriots on Monday, Oct. 3, to begin Week 5 preparations for a road contest against the Cleveland Browns.

Thumbnail photo via Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports Images

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