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'Next Level' numbers on Pats-Giants

ESPN's Stats and Information team takes a "Next Level" look inside the numbers of the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Giants:

Eli’s the latest QB to pass on Pats

Eli Manning dominated the Patriots defense in the fourth quarter, continuing a season-long trend for the New England defense. The Patriots allowed opposing quarterbacks an 82.3 Total QBR in the fourth quarter entering Sunday’s game, in which Manning completed 8-of-13 passes for 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including the game-winner to Jake Ballard with 19 seconds left.

Manning makes Pats pay for pressure

On Sunday, Eli Manning continued his solid play when opposing teams rushed one or more defensive backs, throwing both of his touchdown passes when the Patriots sent a defensive back. Coming into Week 9, Manning was tied for the league lead with three touchdown passes coming in such occurrences.

Brady, Pats can’t convert

Tom Brady was not his usual precise self on Sunday against the Giants. Brady especially struggled on third down, completing only two of his five attempts under 10 yards downfield. Overall, the Patriots offense only converted 5-of-15 third-down attempts (had converted 50.6 percent entering Sunday).

Gronk gets it done in the red zone

Rob Gronkowski caught a 14-yard touchdown pass to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Gronkowski now has 14 touchdown receptions in the red zone since the start of last season, most in the NFL.

Compiled by Kim Meyer, Toby Petitpas and John Parolin