This game came on the right day for an NYG win. Recall, the NYG defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl 46, the end of the only other season to have the Hall of Fame Game cancelled, also having the game cancelled on an August 7. That was also the last season that Tom Brady started in a preseason game, which was true until this game, in 2016, to close out the preseason.
NYG = 14+25+7 = 46 (NYG won Super Bowl 46)
This preseason game was played on a date with '46' numerology as well.
9/1/2016 = 9+1+20+16 = 46
Keep in mind that Tom Brady is 39-years old. Both times he lost to New York, it was in a game with a connection to '39'.
The first time he lost in Arizona.
Arizona = 1+9+9+8+6+5+1 = 39; New York = 5+5+5+7+6+9+2 = 39; NY = 14+25 = 39
The second time he lost in the Colts Stadium, where Eli's brother played, on a date with '39' numerology, February 5, 2012.
2/5/2012 = 2+5+20+12 = 39
In Super Bowls, Tom Brady has only lost to ELI Manning.
Eli = 5+12+9 = 26
Notice the sum of the score of the game 17+9 = 26.
Notice how many attempts Tom Brady had, 26.
Talk about a major Eli Tribute.
Notice also, Eli didn't play. I think it is to say, Eli is the new king with his brother retired, and Brady aging.
The NFL season begins this year September 8, or 9/8.