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Giants Coach Pat Shurmur Feels Defense Hung in Against Patriots

After seeing his team actually give the unbeaten Patriots a game Thursday night — the Giants trailed by just a touchdown as late as the nine-minute mark of the fourth quarter — Pat Shurmur scoffed at the idea that he’d take solace in how hard his team “battled” while falling to 2-4 on the season, Adam Maya of NFL.com reports.

“No, no. I don’t. I don’t,” he said. “This is the second week you’ve asked me these questions. I don’t. We didn’t win. We didn’t make enough plays. That’s what this is about.”

Shurmur then walked away, cutting his postgame news conference short after a long night. But to dismiss how well his 30th-ranked defense performed in a 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

New York managed to make Tom Brady uncomfortable for much of the game on a night in which he surpassed Peyton Manning for second on the NFL’s all-time passing list. Brady would throw for 334 yards and complete 31 of 41 passes. But he also was picked off, had a fumble returned for a touchdown and failed to throw a touchdown.


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