The Giants got out to a slow start in the first quarter, giving up a long drive to the 49ers to start the game, then losing the football on a fumble to end their first drive. The 49ers were able to capitalize on the turnover with another field goal, but only after a touchdown was wiped off the board when B.J. Hill knocked a blocker’s hand into his helmet — and the helmet off — drawing an illegal use of hands penalty.
The Giants were able to pick up a field goal of their own in the second quarter as they found some success on the ground with on a designed quarterback run. The Giants would eventually tie the game at 6-6 following a missed 55-yard field goal attempt by the 49ers.
The Giants nearly got off the field on the 49ers touchdown drive, but an early whistle and bad penalty gave San Francisco new life. Those extra chances were opportunities for backup TE Ross Dwelley, who made the most with 4 receptions for 49 yards on 4 targets, and Jerick McKinnon who scored the touchdown on a 10-yard run following an 11-yard run.
The Giants tried to answer, but Daniel Jones quickly gave the ball back on a bad interception to set the 49ers up on the Giants’ 32-yard line. The Giants were able to get out of the half giving up another field goal following a block in the back penalty on the 49ers.
The 49ers dominated the time of possession in the first half, holding the ball for more than 22 minutes.
Use this as your open thread as the Giants will get the ball to start the second half.