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Giants at Bears halftime score: Giants lead, 7-3

Your second-half open thread

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The New York Giants lead the Chicago Bears 7-3 after the first half of Sunday’s game.

In a rare occurrence, the Giants received the opening kickoff after the Bears won the coin toss and elected to defer.

The Giants were the first team to put points on the board, but it didn’t happen until half way through the second quarter. The two teams spent the first the first quarter trading penalties, miscues, and scoreless drives.

The Giants got lucky with the opening kickoff drifting out of bounds and Sherrick McManus dropping a sure interception on the first drive of the game. In the second quarter the Giants escaped when a Bears’ penalty wiped a 60-yard catch and run off the board.

The Bears got lucky with a Saquon Barkley drop and a bad snap from Zak DeOssie fouling up a 42-yard field goal attempt, and the resulting shot to Aldrick Rosas’ confidence.

So far the Giants have made fewer mistakes, and that has been the difference in the game.

Use this as your open thread as the Bears get the ball to start the second half. And don’t forget to stick around after the game for our recap, our Instant Analysis, a quick rundown of what we learned over the course of the game, and the post-game quick takeaway podcast from the Chris and Joe Show