The Giants and Panthers went into halftime with New York leading 5-3. Carolina opened the scoring with a Zane Gonzalez field goal in the first quarter.
But Carolina’s offense stagnated almost immediately. Early in the second quarter, with the Panthers backed up in their endzone for a drive, quarterback Sam Darnold got penalized for intentional grounding. That resulted in a safety to give the Giants their first points of the game.
On the ensuing drive after the safety, Giants kicker Graham Gano booted a 49-yard field goal to give the Giants their 5-3 lead. Four punts and a Darnold interceptions ended the half.
NFL fans are having plenty of fun with how silly that 5-3 scoreline looks. Some are joking that the two teams must be playing either baseball or hockey instead:
Giants-Panthers halftime score of 5-3 is just perfect.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) October 24, 2021
— President Pepperpants (@scrimshankpotus) October 24, 2021
Giants lead going into halftime 5-3 over Carolina.
— Matt Vespa (@mVespa1) October 24, 2021
— Eat Sleep Blitz Podcast (@Blitz_Eat_Sleep) October 24, 2021
The New York Giants and Carolina Panthers are currently going through some rough patches.
New York are just 1-5 on the season and have been blown out of the last two games. Meanwhile, Carolina have lost three in a row thanks to their struggling offense.
One of these teams has to win the game and end their current skid though.
The game is being played on FOX.