It set up Tynes' second field goal and it will force the coaching staff to once again think about Ojomo, a rookie free agent out of Miami, who has caught their attention with a team-high four sacks.
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"The coaches have got to evaluate the film," Ojomo said. "I think the (strip-sack) will work in my favor, but there's a lot of different phases of the game they have to evaluate."
Ojomo plans to be confident heading into Friday's final cut to the 54-man roster.
"It would be a great honor to be a Giant," Ojomo said. "They're a first-class organization. Aside from the high taxes and high rent, it would be great to be a Giant. I'll be confident Friday, I won't be nervous. They have to make tough decisions, so you have to go out and do what you need to do to make it not so tough for them."
Steve Gostkowski kicked a 20-yard field goal in the second quarter for the Patriots (1-3), who rested almost every starter.
"Everybody who played got an opportunity to show us what they could do," New England coach Bill Belichick said.
"I like how we came out in the second half and figured out how to win a football game," coach Tom Coughlin said. "I didn't like the way we started the game off."
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Manning and the first-team offense played into the second quarter and never got into New England territory. The closest New York got was its own 49 in the next to last play of the half.
Manning was 4 of 8 for 29 yards in four series against the Patriots' reserves, including three without making a first down.
Gostkowski provided the only points of the half with a 20-yard field goal a little more than 6 minutes into the second quarter. The 12-play, 51-yard drive was kept alive by a third-down facemask penalty against Giants linebacker Spencer Paysinger as he tackled Brandon Bolden well short of a first down at the Giants 36.
If there was anything interesting in the first half it was the work of referee Don King and his crew on a day the NFL announced that it would open the regular season next week with replacement officials. King took about 5 minutes and three announcements to the crowd at MetLife Stadium to explain that there were two penalties against the Giants on a punt by New York's Steve Weatherford.
At first, King said it was a penalty on each team. He then corrected that to an illegal formation and a personal foul against the Giants, and then the officials had to meet for a couple of minutes to figure out how much yardage to access New York. They settled on five and Belichick came out to question the decision.
The crowd got restless after the third announcement.
Notes: Paysinger and Dwayne Hendricks led the Giants with six tackles each. ... Matt Broha and Craig Marshall, who started at the defensive end with Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyoira out, both had 1 1-2 sacks. ... LB Jermaine Cunningham had two sacks for New England. .... LB Mike Rivera had 12 tackles to lead the Patriots. ... Mesko and Weatherford punted nine times. each .... QB David Carr (11 of 18 for 136 yards) played the final three quarters for New York. ... QB Ryan Mallett (8 of 15 for 40 yards) played the first half for New England and Hoyer (9 of 15 for 96) finished.
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