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Game Notes: Patriots close out preseason against Giants for 12th time

INDIVIDUAL NOTES  

PATRIOTS CLOSE OUT THE PRESEASON AGAINST THE GIANTS FOR THE 12TH TIME
The Patriots and Giants closed out the preseason against each other for the 12th straight season. The Patriots broke a two-game losing streak.

TOM BRADY PLAYS IN THE PRESEASON FINALE
QB Tom Brady started the game and played the entire first half, finishing 16-of-26 for 166 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He played in the preseason finale for the first time since he came in to hold on an extra point in the second quarter of the 2014 preseason finale. He took his first snaps from center in a preseason finale since he started in the 2011 final game, playing the entire first quarter and finishing 5-of-9 for 114 yards.

NEWLY ACQUIRED LB BARKEVIOUS MINGO SEES FIRST PATRIOTS ACTION
Newly acquired LB Barkevious Mingo played in his first game as a member of the Patriots. He finished with six tackles and two quarterback hits. 

WR JULIAN EDLMAN MADE HIS FIRST START OF THE 2016 PRESEASON
WR Julian Edelman made his first start of the 2016 preseason. After missing the first two games of the 2016 preseason, he returned to action in Week 3 at Carolina. 

JOE THUNEY STARTS FOR THE FOURTH STRAIGHT GAME
2016 third-round pick OL Joe Thuney was in the starting lineup at left guard for the fourth straight week. 

QB JACOBY BRISSETT PLAYS ENTIRE SECOND HALF
2016 third-round draft pick QB Jacoby Brissett played the entire second half. He finished the game 13-of-21 for 152 yards. 

CYRUS JONES GOES LONG … AGAIN
Cyrus Jones had a 34-yard punt return in the fourth quarter a week after returning a third quarter punt at Carolina for 60 yards. 

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