The field was ugly before the game started, and the game is going worse for the New York Giants.
They started out moving the ball fairly well with an improvised offensive line. That is, until, Shane Vereen failed to look a 3rd down pass into his hands, where it bounced out of his hands and into a defender's. The defense promptly responded by blocking a field goal. The second possession ended the same way when Dwayne Harris hauled in a tipped pass, only to have it knocked out as he was going down. After that, the Giants' offense has completely failed to generate or sustain any momentum, even when they get solid field position.
The score could, should, be a lot worse, but the Giants defense has played well in the first half, despite having to contend with poor field position and an unproductive offense.
In addition to a bevy of dropped passes (including a potential Pick-6 by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie), the Giants' players are dropping as well. Geoff Schwartz is presumably done for the season with a fractured leg, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is in the locker room after a non-contact leg injury.
Washington will get the ball to start the second half.