The Giants then proceeded to move down the field, aided by a huge pass interference penalty on rookie Xavier Rhodes that moved the Giants down to the Minnesota 24-yard line. It didn't take them long to take advantage, as Eli Manning found Rueben Randle on the next play for a touchdown pass. Josh Brown added the extra point, and New York retook the lead by a score of 10-7.
The Vikings appeared to have something going on the ensuing drive, but the drive stalled and the Vikings brought on Blair Walsh for a 53-yard field goal attempt. Walsh, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, came up just short, giving him his first career miss from 50 yards or more. The Giants took over with good field position at their own 43-yard line and their lead intact.
Fortunately, the Vikings were able to force another three-and-out and got their defense off the field. The punt went through the end zone, and Minnesota took over at their own 20.
Minnesota went three-and-out once again, but managed to get a stop of the Giants as well. The Vikings got the ball back at the two-minute warning just inside their own 20-yard line. After gaining a little bit of yardage, the Vikings had to punt it away, and a great punt by Jeff Locke bounced at the 1-yard line, going out of bounds around the 5.
The Giants, inexplicably, attempted to run plays from inside their own 10 rather than taking a knee, and the Vikings forced the Giants to punt again. However, the Vikings didn't do anything with it, and they went into the locker room trailing, 10-7.
We're getting ready for the second half of play from MetLife Stadium, folks! The Vikings will get the ball first, trailing the New York Giants by a score of 10-7.