Vikings hold 14-3 halftime lead

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The Vikings hold a 14-3 halftime lead over the Giants in a Monday Night Football game that’s been largely dominated by the defenses.

The Vikings used a turnover to score first on a short Matt Asiata touchdown run, then went up 14-0 midway through the second quarter when they capped their most impressive drive of the night with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford to Kyle Rudolph, who’s now caught a touchdown pass in three straight games.

Josh Brown’s 40-yard field goal got the Giants on the board with :02 left in the first half.

The Giants badly mismanaged the clock on their final drive of the half, basically costing themselves at least one extra shot at the end zone before settling for the field goal.

Considering they punted on their first five possessions, they’ll take the 3 points and move along. Giants quarterback Eli Manning is 13-of-23 passing for 111 yards.