The opening of this game saw both teams flip to the ends of their playbooks and into their respective bags of tricks. The Giants started things off with an attempt to convert a touchdown on a fourth down with an... unconventional play featuring a pass from punter Riley Dixon to center Nick Gates. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it didn’t work.
The Browns answered with a flea flicker into a tight end screen which picked up some yardage, though the drive quickly stalled after that.
As the Giants’ attempted trick play might have indicated, they were very aggressive all game long, going for fourth down conversions in the red zone on their first and third drives. It’s tough to fault them for that aggression as the Browns offense, which topped 40 points in each of their last two games remained hot and moved the ball well following their first drive, scoring touchdowns on their second and third drives.
Use this as your open thread as the Browns get the ball to start the second half.