They led from the second minute until the 60th as early tries by Chris Ashton and Dylan Hartley helped them to a scarcely-believable 15-0 lead that was gradually eroded.
He's just about in the half-back's (scrumhalf's) back pocket.
England have won just seven matches against the All Blacks since they first met in 1905, but George has taken heart from the way the Lions drew a three-Test series 1-1 previous year.
"I remember Nick Farr-Jones - very educated, silver-spoon in the mouth, smart guy - he said, "we're not doing that, that's ridiculous".
"You can either make the movie or be in the movie, and we want to make the movie", Jones said when asked if teams suffer by putting the All Blacks on a pedestal.
Nevertheless, with the 2019 World Cup in Japan on the horizon, Jones said: "I thought we played the final 20 (minutes) exceptionally well. We're excited about where we're going". "Otherwise, why do we want leaders in the team?"
The England side has also been named with Chris Ashton making his first England start in more than four years. "Sometimes it doesn't." Like last week's call against South Africa which went in England's favour but split opinion, this week's was down to small margins and it was dubious.
"Often teams get very excited and come out all guns blazing, put the All Blacks under enormous pressure in the first half maybe, but there's always a sense of inevitability that the All Blacks will take control at some stage and run away with it". To score 10 points with 39 minutes already on the clock was little short of remarkable considering what had gone before but it was entirely in-keeping with why New Zealand are the world's No 1 side. It looked an ambitious decision but paid off when Barrett's pop pass sent McKenzie over under the posts.
Eddie Jones believes he has the blueprint for beating New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon, a result that would be akin to "climbing Everest". Whether they sing or what, it adds to the atmosphere. To me, Brodie Retallic deserved man-of-the-match for winning five lineout balls off us.
However, the All Blacks were unable to deliver their usual last-quarter dominance as England stayed in the hunt.
Courtney Lawes charged down TJ Perenara's 76th-minute box kick and the ball fell to Underhill, who weaved full-back Damian McKenzie inside out to touch down in the left corner.
Farrell was the beneficiary of a TMO call on his last-minute tackle in the 12-11 victory over South Africa last week but this time the call went against the home side, and Jones was philosophical about it.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen praised Garces for being "brave enough" to ignoring the roars of the crowd. He said: 'There was no doubt he [Lawes] was offside.