It looked like a good strategic decision at first. . .until the Vikings’ defense allowed Giants’ running back Brandon Jacobs to blast around the left side of the line and pick up 73 yards to put the Giants into the Minnesota red zone.
After a couple of plays, including a run by Ahmad Bradshaw that was unsuccessfully challenged by Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin, Jacobs went in from inside the 1-yard line to give New York its first lead of the evening.
With 8:11 left in the first half of play from Detroit, the Vikings now trail the Giants by a score of 7-3.