With just :03 remaining in the 1st half, Giants QB Eli Manning found TE Kevin Boss on a quick stop-and-go route in the middle of the endzone to give his team a 14-3 lead entering the locker room for halftime.
The 9-play, 71-yard scoring drive generated momentum following a costly personal foul committed by Vikings CB Asher Allen for a helmet-to-helmet contact on the Giants 1st play of the series – the penalty gave the Giants 1st and 10 from their own 46. On the ensuing play, Manning found WR Hakeem Nicks streaking down the left sideline for a 30-yard gain; Allen was the closest defender.
In place of Brett Favre, Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson has completed 10 of 13 passes for 77 yards with 0 TDs and 0 INTs.
The Giants defense has held Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to just 16 yards on 10 carries. Sidney Rice leads the Vikings receiving core with 38 yards on 4 receptions.
Vikings CBs Frank Walker and Allen both have an INT, but the offense has only been able to muster out 3 points as a result.
New York will receive the 2nd half kickoff.
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