Mac Jones Impresses As Patriots Beat Daniel Jones, Giants in Preseason Finale

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Mac Jones and the New England Patriots closed out their final preseason performance with a solid 22-20 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. 

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The outing gave a few players an opportunity to make a last impression on the coaching staff before final roster cuts are submitted. To that end, Jones played six series. His counterpart in New York, Daniel Jones, played just the first half. 

That was all both teams needed to see from their starters as they move onto Week 1 of the regular season. Mostly, the two teams just wanted to escape without any significant injuries.

New York, unfortunately, couldn’t. Tight end Evan Engram exited early in the first half with a calf injury. His long-term status remains unknown. 

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Giants ruled out TE Evan Engram with a calf injury.

Here’s a look at who stood out in the exhibition finale. 

Notable Performers

Cam Newton, QB, New England Patriots: 2-for-5 passing, 10 yards, 1 interception

Mac Jones, QB, New England Patriots: 10-for-14 passing, 156 yards, 1 touchdown, 4 sacks

Daniel Jones, QB New York Giants: 17-for-22 passing, 1 touchdown, 1 interception 

Blake Martinez, LB, New York Giants: 2 tackles, 1 interception, 1 pass deflection 

What’s Next

The Patriots open up the regular season at home on September 12 in an AFC East battle with the Miami Dolphins. Kickoff is slated for 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS. The Giants host the Denver Broncos on Sept. 12, as well, also kicking off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox. 

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. 

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