FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Pat Shurmur lost two replay challenges Thursday night in a 35-14 loss to the Patriots, and the Giants believe they had a case on both of them.

With 2:52 remaining, Shurmur thought a third-down pass for Golden Tate should have been flagged for pass interference after defensive back Jonathan Jones arrived too early and made contact with Tate.

“I thought I had a solid chance to get it,’’ Shurmur said, “but we see that replay doesn’t overturn much. So, I am not surprised.’’

Tate was surprised.

“I’m really unclear what the rule is so I’m hoping we send it into the NFL and they explain to us what they see and what they think and why it wasn’t called. Not that that changes the outcome of the game, but in the future maybe that could be a crucial play.’’

In the first quarter, Shurmur felt Julian Edelman made a catch before he was hit by Michael Thomas and lost the ball on a fumble. The play was ruled an incomplete pass.

“I thought it was no question a forced fumble,’’ Thomas said. “He took two, three steps and not only did I make the tackle and square him up in the most prototypical way you can do it. I then, with a conscious effort, ripped the ball out of his hand. He clearly had it. I ripped it out of his hand. And instant replay showed me ripping it out of his hand.’’


With 10 days between games, figure the Giants will take a look at several players to possibly add to the roster. They will work out RB Akeem Hunt on Friday, according to NFL Network. Hunt, 26, was an undrafted free agent with the Giants in 2015 and has 45 games of NFL experience, but only one start, with the Texans and Chiefs.

The Giants also have expressed some interest in LB Deone Bucannon, cut this week by the Buccaneers’ Bucannon was a first-round pick of the Cardinals and played for Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher.


Rookie Julian Love took the first snap on defense of his NFL career, taking the field on a third-down play in the first quarter. … DL Olsen Pierre was forced out in the second quarter with a concussion.


Tom Brady came into the game 18 yards shy of Peyton Manning for second place on the NFL’s all-time passing yardage list (Drew Brees is No. 1). It took Brady one pass to move past Peyton, as he hit Sony Michel for 19 yards on the first play. On the second series, Brady connected with James White to move into third place on the all-time completion list.


LB Tae Davis was cleared from concussion protocol earlier in the week but was a healthy scratch — quite a comedown for a player who opened the season as a starter. … In need of depth at running back, Austin Walters was signed off the practice squad and QB Alex Tanney was waived. Tanney was in the Giants locker room after the game and likely will soon be re-signed.