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Giants vs. Buccaneers halftime score: Giants lead, 14-6

Your second-half open thread

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New York Giants Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The New York Giants lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-6 at halftime.

The Giants got out to about as good a start as they could have possibly hoped on Monday Night Football.

It wasn’t perfect, with a couple highly aggressive throws from Daniel Jones nearly winding up in the hands of Tampa Bay defenders and going the other way. Instead, the Giants were able to take advantage of some sloppy play on the part of the Bucs to sustain their own drives and come away with a pair of touchdowns, the first off of a rare fumble from Ronald Jones II.

The Giants have dug deep into their playbook, using a hyper-speed offense and a bunch of misdirection plays to protect their ailing offensive line. They also got Wayne Gallman Jr. the ball on a consistent basis between the tackles, and he’s responded well.

The Giants’ defense has given up yards and completions, but stiffened in the red zone, keeping Tom Brady and the Bucs offense out of the end zone.

For the first time in a long time, the opposing team didn’t score a touchdown to end the half, as the Giants managed to hold the Buccaneers’ offense to a field goal to end the half.

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