EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Jimmy Garoppolo played the entire game for the Patriots at quarterback — a mixed performance — as New England lost its preseason finale to the New York Giants, 16-13, Thursday night at MetLife Stadium.
Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Giants the win. Brown had three field goals on the day.
The Giants also got a touchdown out of running back Peyton Hillis, who jumped over the pile at the 1-yard line in the second quarter.
Garoppolo finished 22-of-42 passing for 284 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He connected with Aaron Dobson (3 receptions, 57 yards), who was playing in his first preseason game, for a 33-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
New Patriots tight end Tim Wright, acquired in a trade that sent offensive guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, caught four passes for 43 yards on six targets. He was one of the few bright spots for the Patriots in the loss.
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski kicked two field goals in the losing effort.
The Patriots finished the preseason 2-2. The team's regular season opener will be 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Miami.
0:38 4th quarter: Giants 16, Patriots 13 — Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with less than a minute remaining as the Giants took the lead again. The Giants were helped in field position after an unsuccessful fourth down attempt by the Patriots on their previous offensive series.
8:57 4th quarter: Patriots 13, Giants 13 — The Giants' Josh Brown kicked a 45-yard field goal to tie the game again. Patriots defensive end Zach Moore had his first sack of the preseason on the drive.
3:16 3rd quarter: Patriots 13, Giants 10 — Stephen Gostkowski nailed a 21-yard field goal after a 12-play, 59-yard drive that stalled at the goal line.
0:13 2nd quarter: Patriots 10, Giants 10 — Stephen Gostkowski made a 37-yard field goal after a 10-play drive that spanned 3:18 to tie the game up.
3:31 2nd quarter: Giants 10, Patriots 7 — Giants running back Peyton Hillis jumped over the pile for a 1-yard touchdown on fourth down in the second quarter as New York re-took the lead.
11:06 2nd quarter: Patriots 7, Giants 3 — Jimmy Garoppolo hit Aaron Dobson for a 33-yard touchdown pass, a spectacular catch by Dobson who had to reach back to make the reception.
14:48 2nd quarter: Giants 3, Patriots 0 — Josh Brown kicked a 24-yard field goal as the Giants took a 3-0 at the top of the second quarter.
INJURED OR DEPARTED
James Morris — Suffered a knee injury and did not return to the game.
Michael Buchanan — Suffered an ankle injury. Did not return to the game.