The New York Giants trail the Miami Dolphins 10-7 at halftime.
The game started about how we would have expected a showdown between a 2-11 team and a 3-10 team — with a whole lot of nothing.
The Giants benefited from a missed field goal and fourth-down stand from their defense against the Dolphins’ offense for good field position, but drops and miscues forced punts on their part.
The action picked up in the second half when the two teams traded touchdown drives. The Dolphins scored first, driving 98 yards, with Ryan Fitzpatrick — who went to Harvard, by the way — completing every pass attempt. The Giants answered with a big 51-yard catch and run from Eli Manning to Golden Tate.
The Giants had their own chance for a 99-yard drive, but it was ended by a bad-looking interception by Eli Manning as he didn’t see LB Vince Biegel. The Dolphins weren’t able to capitalize on their field position and score a second touchdown, instead finishing the drive with a 24-yard field goal.
Manning is 8 of 14 for 116 yards with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions. Saquon Barkley had 10 carries for 46 yards.
The Giants will receive the opening kickoff after halftime, and use this as your open thread for the second half.