In years past I might agree that the Pats have too much pride and all that to let themselves lose 2 games in a row and especially the 2nd at home but this year's team just may not have the talent to "ensure" that kind of a rebound game here. Just as was the case last week, the New England defensive backs are simply outclassed by the receivers the Giants will put out there especially if Nicks plays this week. And on the other side of the ball, the Giants have a defensive line capable of getting pressure on Brady without requiring heavy blitzes which is exactly what you need to disrupt their offense.
The Patriots right now seem to keep taking steps in the wrong direction each week and I did see one stat that showed that their yards per play as dropped each game this season since week 1 which is a pretty troubling trend. I could see this being a higher scoring game but I wouldn't be surprised in the least to see the Giants come out on top. To me it matters more which Giants team shows up rather than whether the Patriots have the pride to come back and win here. If the Giants show up to play and don't start slow like they have in many games, it could be another long day for the Pats.