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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Jarrett Stidham and Demaryius Thomas couldn't connect on a handoff in the first quarter of Thursday night's preseason finale and lost a fumble, which led to a New York Giants touchdown. It didn't take long for the duo to make up for its mistake.

Stidham found the veteran wide receiver down the right sideline for a 35-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. It was the rookie quarterback's third touchdown pass of the preseason and Thomas' first score of the summer.

Check out the touchdown in the video below:

The Patriots attempted a two-point conversion after the touchdown but Stidham's pass to Thomas fell incomplete.

UPDATE (Thursday, Aug. 29 at 8:44 p.m. ET): Stidham found Thomas for another touchdown later in the second quarter. Thomas fired the ball into the Gillette Stadium crowd after his 3-yard score.

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Thomas made his preseason debut for the Patriots on Thursday night. He recently returned to practice after recovering from a torn Achilles injury suffered in December as a member of the Houston Texans. Veteran wideouts Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman also got their first game action of the preseason versus the Giants.

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