Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, acknowledged that the 24-20 loss to the Giants on Sunday "really hurts." In particular, he said, the Patriots defense was disappointed by the fact that it executed well for most of the day before suffering a breakdown on the final drive of the game, when the Giants marched into the end zone in the final minute for a win.

Even so, Wilfork said that meaningful progress for the defense was apparent.

CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to break down the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Giants on Sunday. Esiason provided his insight into why the Patriots offense was held to 20 or less points for the third consecutive week and why the offense was unable to score in the first half for the first time since Dec. 12, 2006.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to dissect Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Giants in which the potent New England offense was shut out for the first half.

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady has been here before, and he knows what’s coming.

FOXBORO -- What was a nightmarish repeat of Super Bowl XLII for Patriots fans turned out to be a great moment of deja vu for the Giants Sunday in New York's 24-20 win over the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. 

The Giants were so elated after the win on Sunday that they carried Tom Coughlin on their shoulders in the locker room to honor the coach of the team that pulled off the upset. 

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, in his press conference following Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Giants, praised his team for its willingness to keep battling, but he was left with few answers as he attempted to explain the team's offensive deficiencies after New England was held to 20 points or less for the third consecutive game. 

"It's just a matter of us executing better," Brady said. "I'll have to see the tape. It's one thing here, it's one thing there that keeps us from getting in the end zone."

FOXBORO -- Eli Manning connected with Jake Ballard for the game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds left on third-and-goal at the 1 to lift the Giants to a 24-20 victory over the Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Manning led the Giants 80 yards in eight plays in just 1:21. 

FOXBORO -- Shaun Ellis, Kevin Faulk and Taylor Price are among the Patriots inactives for today's game against the Giants at Gillette Stadium. Faulk returned off the PUP list last week from knee reconstruction and led the Patriots with six carries. He acknowledged being "sore" this week and was listed as questionable on the Friday injury report. With Price and Faulk inactive, Julian Edelman is active for the game and eligible to play. 

The Patriots have activated Ron Brace from the physically unable to perform list and placed him on their 53-man active roster.

The second-round draft pick in 2009 out of Boston College has played in only 22 games over the last two and a half seasons and was placed on the PUP list coming out of training camp. He played in 13 games last season, starting five, and recorded 28 tackles.

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