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Giants-Bills halftime score: Giants trail, 21-0

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Second half open thread

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The New York Giants seemingly picked up where they left off in the second preseason game.

The starting defense was smothering for most of the half, not letting the Buffalo Bills run the ball and their longest play was a  ass on a scramble drill after Janoris Jenkins missed on a corner blitz.

The entire starting defense contributed to smothering the Bills' offense. Up front, the Giants massive defensive tackles controlled the line of scrimmage while Jason Pierre-Paul, Olivier Vernon, and Owamagbe Odighizuwa were active in pressuring Tyrod Taylor

The corners were solid in coverage and both safeties -- Darian Thompson and Landon Collins -- coming up with big plays. Thompson sliced through the line of scrimmage to for a tackle for a loss and Collins forced a fumble at the goal line.

The offense, on the other hand, sputtered. And as in the first preseason game, it was largely due to the blocking up front. The offensive line struggled to consistently open holes and tight end Larry Donnell whiffed on several blocks. Without a running game and iffy protection in the passing game, the Giants struggled to get anything going on offense.

As the half wore on, the Giants play was increasingly sloppy on all sides of the ball. Missed tackles, missed blocks, missed assignments, penalties, and turnovers turned the Giants' game into a mess.

Can the Giants' offense put anything together in the second half? Use this as your open thread as we find out.