Down by 14 points, Da'Rel Scott opened the fourth quarter by rumbling 65 yards on a fake punt to trim New York's deficit to 17-10. Later in the stanza, Derrick Martin recovered a Richard Medlin fumble and scored on an 11-yard return. A successful two-point conversion put the Giants by one with 9:40 remaining.
Rhys Lloyd drilled a 48-yard field goal to put the Giants on the board, but Green-Ellis' second end zone plunge made it 17-3 inside the opening minute of the second quarter.
Carr converted 13-of-21 passes and finished with 116 yards for the Giants, who entered the game on a mere two days of rest after Hurricane Irene postponed their originally-scheduled showdown with the New York Jets from last Saturday to Monday.
New England's Tom Brady threw for 116 yards in limited action.