New York Giants v New England PatriotsPatriots quarterback Tom Brady never stepped on the field after pregame warmups in the final preseason game and was not needed as the Pats beat the Giants 28-20.Along with Tom Brady, nearly all starters on both offense and defense were given the night off. Ryan Mallet started the game under center and went 10-16 for 117 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception while playing the entire first half. Tim Tebow played the second half completing 6 of 11 passes for 91 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.

Rookie wide receiver Quentin Simms caught 3 passes, 2 of them for touchdowns and 72 yards.

The Patriots will now have until 6pm on Saturday to make final cuts and get the roster down to 53 players. The season opener is Sunday the 8th at Buffalo. You can hear that game and every Patriots game on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.