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Giants at Jets: Offense struggles, defense continues to play well

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Your second half open thread

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The song remains the same for the New York Giants.

The starting defense was active, swarming to the ball and largely held the Jets to less than three yards per play.

The starting offense was stagnant, barely moving the ball downfield. They tried again and again to run the ball, but the offensive line couldn't move generate a push or even come close to opening a hole. In the passing game, Manning was under duress almost every time he dropped back, and appeared out of sync with his receivers. All eyes were on one of those receivers, Victor Cruz, but while he was on the field for plenty of plays, no passes went in his direction.

While the Giants' were an exercise in offensive futility, they did get plenty of looks at their young players, many of whom played well.

The Giants had a couple injury scares when Damon Harrison and John Jerry left the field, but it was a bathroom break for Harrison and a re-tapped ankle for Jerry. They also suffered a couple injuries, as Leon Hall and B.J. Goodson left the field with concussions, while Jonathan Casillas is being evaluated for a rib injury.

Use this for your second half open thread and stay tuned to Big Blue View for updates throughout the night.