Packers lead 17-6 at half, with Giants missing opportunities

AP

The Giants, or at least Janoris Jenkins, were doing pretty well for a minute.

But given a chance to draw closer, the Giants watched it slip away.

Moments after Giants quarterback Eli Manning couldn’t connect with a wide open fullback Will Tye for what would have been a walk-in touchdown, a sack-fumble gave the Packers the ball back quickly, and made the Giants pay.

The subsequent field goal by Mason Crosby as the half expired gave the Packers a 17-6 lead at the break.

It actually could have been a lot worse, but for a pair of Jenkins interceptions of Aaron Rodgers. It’s the first time Rodgers has thrown multiple picks in a game in nearly a year, but the Giants couldn’t take advantage. They have just three points off those two turnovers, and when they keep giving the Packers chances, that’s a dangerous equation.