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Giants at Patriots halftime score: Giants shock Patriots, trail 21-14 at the half

Second-half open thread

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The New York Giants trail the New England Patriots 21-14 at halftime. It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that New England scored 21 points in the first half, but few expected the Giants to score this many the whole game.

It is a raw, windy night in Foxboro Mass. as the first nor’easter of the year churns off the east coast, but the game got off to an uglier start.

The Patriots got the ball to start the game, quickly getting to the Giants’ 20-yard line before New York’s defense stiffened and stopped New England on fourth down. The teams later traded back-to-back interceptions and the Giants didn’t get their first first down of the game until the second quarter, while the first points of the game were scored on a blocked punt returned for a touchdown.

The Giants’ offense struggled in the first half with Daniel Jones throwing a pair of interceptions but also connecting with Golden Tate on a long 64-yard catch and run for a touchdown.

Tom Brady looked off through the whole half, throwing an early interception while targeting a wide-open receiver, dropping a snap, then showing no pocket awareness leading to a strip sack by Lorenzo Carter which was returned for a touchdown by Markus Golden.

Use this as your open thread as the Giants will get the ball to start the second half.