New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decided to give all the snaps to undrafted rookie Brian Hoyer yesterday against the New York Giants, leaving starter Tom Brady and other back up option Andrew Walter to watch from the sidelines. The result turned out better than expected as Hoyer racked up 242 yards from 18 of 25 passes with no interceptions, leading the Patriots past a 21 point first quarter deficit to win 38-27. “Not bad,” said Belichick. “He handled the ball fairly well, threw it accurately.”
The Giants gained the initial lead with an opening drive touchdown led by franchise quarterback Eli Manning. From there David Carr took over and handled the next three series for New York. “I think everyone is ready for the season to get going and start playing for real,” said Manning.
Although New York’s giant first quarter seemed impressive, the only first string Patriots player the two experienced QB’s saw on the defensive end was outside linebacker Pierre Woods. The Patriots and other NFL teams are hungry to get the regular season underway. New England will start their official 2009 campaign against the Buffalo Bills on September 14th at Gillette Stadium.
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