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Giants at Seahawks halftime score: Giants trail, 5-0

Your second-half open thread

NFL: New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants trail the Seattle Seahawks 5-0 at the half.

This looked as if it was going to be a long night for the Giants as the Seahawks easily drove down the field after receiving the opening kickoff. The Giants defense stiffened in the red zone, holding Seattle to a field goal, which would be the only points scored for most of the half.

From there the game devolved into what could be called a “defensive battle”. The two teams traded blitz sacks, with Jabrill Peppers and Tae Crowder getting to Russell Wilson, while Jamal Adams and Benson Mayowa got to Colt McCoy. Both offenses traded turnovers as well, as McCoy threw an interception while Wilson lost control of a fumble, recovered by UDFA EDGE Niko Lalos.

The Giants’ special teams issues reared their ugly heads again this game, giving up a strong return early in the game and a blocked punt for a safety at the end of the half.

Considering how prolific the Seahawks’ offense has been this year, this should be counted as a win for the Giants, but there’s still a half to play.

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