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Giants-Bucs Halftime Score: Giants Trail, 16-10

Second half open thread

NFL: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It was a predictably ugly first half for the New York Giants.

New York quickly fell behind after a pair of three and outs, characterized by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy lanced through the Giants’ offensive line to quickly put the Giants behind the chains.

The Buccaneers capitalized on the Giants’ offensive woes with a pair of touchdowns, including a one to an embarrassingly wide open O.J. Howard. Once again tackling was a problem for the Giants as their defense gave up several big plays.

The Giants’ defense settled down after that, and the Giants offense started to find some traction. After a failed fourth down conversion the Giants settled for a field goal. On a great defensive stand, the Giants’ got the ball back... And the impossible happened.

That drive also saw Odell Beckham leave the field with a dislocated finger.

The next drive the defense once again gave up a big play, putting the Buccaneers on the door to the end zone. The defense stiffened up and held Tampa to a field goal.

The Buccaneers will get the ball to start the second half, use this as your open thread.