EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- See you again in five weeks, Tom Brady.With a four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal beginning in just a few days, Brady had an NFL going-away party Thursday night, playing the first half in the New England Patriots preseason finale against the New York Giants.Brady completed 16 of 26 passes for 166 yards, a touchdown and an interception as the Patriots (3-1) missed out a perfect preseason in a 17-9 loss to the Giants (2-2).I was happy I was able to play as much as I did, Brady said. It was a good opportunity to get out there and play. We did a decent job of moving the ball, but we turned it over too many times.Brady showed flashes in his second preseason game of the season. He completed five passes between 16 and 38 yards, but only one drive resulted in a score, a 7-yard TD toss to Keshawn Martin. Two others, including one in the red zone, were ended by lost fumbles. His sixth and final series was a knee at the half.The two-time NFL MVP begins a four-game suspension Saturday for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the 2014 AFC championship game. He wont be eligible to rejoin the active roster until Oct. 3, leaving the team in the hands of Jimmy Garoppolo.I havent thought about it much, Brady said. I always take it as it comes and do the best that I could do.New England opens the season on Sept. 11 at Arizona. The Giants are at Dallas.Bradys absence will mark the first regular-season games hes missed since 2008, when he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the season opener.Ryan Nassib threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Tavarres King for the Giants and set up Randy Bullocks 25-yard field goal. Logan Thomas tossed a 17-yard fourth quarter TD to Roger Lewis Jr. after New England got a 32-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski earlier in the quarter, cutting the lead to 10-9.A three-time Super Bowl MVP, Brady was sharpest on his fourth series, leading the team on a nine-play, 77-yard drive. He hit 6 of 7 passes and scrambled for 10 yards on the march, but had to throw the ball away on a 2-point conversion pass.Brady had New England at the Giants 19 on the next series before running back D.J. Foster fumbled a screen pass.Unlike many of the players, Brady had nothing to prove in this game. He spent the final half sitting on the bench.The last time Brady played in a preseason finale was 2014, when he held for an extra point just to see if he can do it. His last start in a preseason finale was in 2011, a year the Patriots went to the Super Bowl -- and lost to the Giants.Brady is not allowed to have contact with the Patriots or utilize team facilities during his suspension.SITTING OUTPatriots: Garoppolo, Rob Ninkovich, Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Jabaal Sheard, Jonathan Cooper.Giants: Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Jason Pierre-Paul, Damon Harrison, Johnathan Hankins, Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Weston Richburg.ROOKIE WATCH:Patriots: Third-round draft pick Joe Thuney started all four preseason game at left guard.Giants: Free-agent defensive end Romeo Okwara sacked Brady in the first half.QB COMPARISONPatriots: Jacoby Brissett was 11 of 18 for 123 yards in the second half.Giants: Nassib was 16 of 29 for 210 yards, including his third TD toss to King in the last two weeks, and one interception. Thomas was 3 of 5 for 39 yards and a touchdown.POSITION BATTLESPatriots: Recently acquired LB Barkevious Mingo was active in his Patriots debut, making five solo tackles, one assisted and two quarterback hurries.Giants: King, who was on the practice squad last year, should have a roster spot locked up after catching four passes for 80 yards and his third TD of the preseason.INJURY UPDATE:Patriots: WR Devin Lucien left in the second half after making a catch and getting hit in the back by Mark Herzlich.Giants: None reported.QUOTABLE:Patriots: Its tough, but hes a guy you know will be able to handle it and keep finding ways to improve, safety Devin McCourty said of Brady. Hes the oldest guy on our team, our best player. I know hes going to do everything and as a team, were going to do everything we have to do to go out there and win. It will be exciting and, obviously, we cant wait for his return. For now, we have to go out there and play the way that he motivates us, and the way he leads us to play. Guys just got to step up.Giants: I think they responded well, playing chess with one of the best in the history of the game, coach Ben McAdoo said of his defense playing against Brady. They responded, got a couple of turnovers and helped us out. John Collins Jersey . That gave fans outside Joe Louis Arena another chance to ask for autographs from the 19-year-old whose stardom in the NHL has arrived earlier than most expected. Dominique Wilkins Jersey . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. http://www.cheaphawksjerseys.com/ . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. 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The 20-year-old could face a three-match suspension if found guilty of violent conduct.Not being able to call upon the PFA Young Player of the Year for the last three games of the season is a huge blow for Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino, who still have a mathematical chance of catching leaders Leicester.Second-placed Tottenham trail the Foxes by seven points with their three games remaining against Chelsea, Southampton and Newcastle.With the incident missed by referee Mike Jones and caught on video, Allis options were to accept the charge or claim that a three-match ban was clearly excessive in an attempt to reduce the length of the suspension to one or two games.The FAs Independent Commission is expected to convene on Thursday or Friday at the latest ahead of Mondays match at Stamford Bridge, which is being shown live on Sky Sports 1HD.After the match against West Brom, Pochettino was unhappy with the rough treatment Alli received from their opponents.The Argentine said: I hear some comments but I have no time to see the action. 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