Giants vs Patriots: 5 Things We Learned from New York's 24-20 Win

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Giants vs Patriots: 5 Things We Learned from New York's 24-20 Win
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Improbable. Incredible. Unbelievable. Remarkable. Elite. Whatever word you want to use to describe it, the bottom line is the New York Giants 24-20 win over the New England Patriots left you speechless.

One of the more boring games of the year turned in to an exciting game of who was going to get the ball last, and wouldn't you know it? No. 85 haunts the Patriots once again.

Jake Ballard, who now wears the same number David Tyree wore in Super Bowl XLII, had the two biggest plays of the game.

On a 3rd-and-10 on the final drive, Ballard made an unbelievable catch in traffic to extend the drive that had the announcers reminding us of Tyree's catch in the Super Bowl. Then on 3rd-and-goal from the 1-yard line he made the game winning touchdown catch with 15 seconds to play.

Apparently whoever wears No. 85 steps up against the Patriots.

All that said, here are five things we learned from this game.

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