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As the clock ran down on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, Eli Manning put a dagger in the Patriots hearts once again.
Manning connected with Jake Ballard on a 1-yard touchdown reception to give the Giants a 24-20 win.
With back-to-back loses the Patriots now find themselves in a tight race for the AFC East crown. Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington, who leads the NFL with five interceptions, picked off Manning in the endzone Sunday — which at the time provided a huge momentum swing for New England.
Arrington took to Twitter after the defeat.
“Don’t hop back on the bandwagon later
“We are all just a little emotional, no one likes loosing….