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New England’s Demaryius Thomas found his way into the end zone — twice.
New York Giants’ quarterback Kyle Lauletta may have found himself on the team.
Rookie Jarrett Stidham bolstered his bid to be Tom Brady’s backup by throwing two touchdown passes for New England before the Giants scored on the final play with Lauletta throwing a 14-yard TD for a 31-29 victory over the Patriots on Thursday night.
Stidham, a fourth-round pick from Auburn, threw both of his TDs to Thomas - for 35 and 3 yards. He played the entire night and saw most of the preseason game action in a competition with Brian Hoyer if New England (3-1) decides to keep only two QBs. He went 18 of 28 for 225 yards against the Giants and also rushed for 50 yards.
“I think whatever the decision is made, whatever my role is on the team, that’s what I’m going to do,” Stidham said.
Coming off a torn left Achilles tendon late last season, Thomas signed with the Patriots as a free agent after he was cut by Houston.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been in the end zone,” he said, breaking into a smile.
Thomas made seven catches for 87 yards.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones drops back to pass against the Patriots on Thursday.