The first half probably didn’t go how the New York Giants planned.
After winning the coin toss an deferring to the second half, the Giants started on defense. They came out hot, attacking the Chicago Bears’ offense, until a questionable roughing the passer call on Olivier Vernon extending an opening drive that ultimately ended in the endzone — though the extra point was missed.
The Giants responded with a good offensive drive of their own, running and throwing the ball well to put themselves in position for a Rashad Jennings touchdown — That extra point was missed as well.
The Bears then opened up on offense, controlling the line of scrimmage, their next two drives ending in a field goal and a touchdown (extra point made). The Giants were ultimately able to kick another field goal after their third drive bogged down.
The Bears’ final drive ended in a punt when the Giants defense stiffened with a batted pass by Jason Pierre-Paul and near-interception for Landon Collins.
Rookie receiver Roger Lewis Jr. was taken off the field by the medical personnel, fearing a concussion.
The Giants will get the ball to start the second half. Can they calm down and rebound from a tough first half?