Who are these guys, and what did they do with the New York Giants offense?
That was the feeling after the Giants’ first two offensive drives, which saw runs of 8, 9, 10, and 11 yards from the Giants’ offense, not to mention a 41-yard pass to Odell Beckham Jr. Both drives were capped by touchdowns from Saquon Barkley, the first a six-yard receiving touchdown, and the second was a 5-yard run.
The Giants’ defense showed up in a big way on the Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s first two drives, with a big fourth-th down stop to get the ball back after Tampa’s first drive, then stopping the second drive after just four plays.
The Giants’ offensive line has largely continued its good play from last week, with some stellar blocks from Will Hernandez opening the way for Barkley on the ground. Manning was efficient throughout the half, completing 11-of-12 of 128 for yards and a touchdown.
Landon Collins left the game late in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion, but is expected to return to the field.
The Buccaneers won the coin toss and chose to defer, so they will get the ball to start the second half.
Use this as your second-half open thread.