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Your second half open thread

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After Saturday night, the New York Giants' season is all over except for the next six quarters. But after the Arizona Cardinals' rout of the Green Back Packers earlier today, the Minnesota Vikings are once again playing for a chance to win the NFC North.

That doesn't necessarily mean that tonight's game is meaningless for the Giants. For many this is an audition for 2016, either with the Giants or for one of the other 31 teams. In particular, players like Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle, Ben Edwards, and Matt LaCosse are trying to prove their worth and shine in the absence of Odell Beckham Jr.

It is also possible that the Giants coaches are coaching for their very jobs as the clock appears to be winding down on Coughlin's tenure in New York.

And so far the Giants have wilted in the frigid wilds of Minnesota.

Eli Manning has already been sacked more than in any game this year as he has waited for receivers to get open. He has also thrown two interceptions, one off the hands of a heavily covered Hakeem Nicks and pick-6 when Rueben Randle inexplicably stopped his route short.

Other than Eli Manning, few Giants seem to have shown up for the game, with Landon Collins, Jay Bromley, Robert Ayers, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Rashad Jennings being among the few players to show any kind of emotion.

The Giants will get the ball to start the second half.

Settle in for second half of the penultimate game of the 2015 season, and use this as your open thread