It was a remarkably quiet start to the game, with the teams joining six punts on their first six rounds. In the last six minutes, the two offenses awoke suddenly, which led to the fact that the Falcons at the halfway point with 10: 3 in the lead.
Atlanta started with an 86-yard journey, with everyone but three yards coming on two long passes from Matt Ryan. He found his tight end, Austin Hooper, for a 36-yard win and then dropped a bomb on Marvin Hall Downfield and hit the fleet-wide receiver in stride in the end zone for a 47-yard score.
The Giants responded by marching the field with 77 yards on 11 games, including a 38-yard pass from Eli Manning to Sterling Shepard. But Manning missed an open Odell Beckham Jr. in the final zone in a 2nd-and-6 game from Atlanta's 9-yard line and then after a sack the Giants had to settle for a 31-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas.  The Falcons, assisted by a 38-yard pass penalty, would have brought the ball almost a second time into the end zone in the final minute of the first half, but would not finish after a few passes in the end zone, They sent Giorgio Tavecchio, their fill-in-place kicker, to kick a 40-yard field goal.
The Giants receive the ball to start the second half.
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The Giants have lost three games in a row and it's hard not to blame Eli Manning, even though the bad offensive game is so big. The team has two base players in Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley, but currently both seem a little wasted team.
There were some concerns during the week that Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu would be out for the game tonight, but the Falcons' wide receivers are both active. Ridley, who suffered an ankle injury at Tampa Bay in Atlanta last week, returned to training on Friday and Sanu, who suffered the same hip-injury game, returned to training on Saturday.
Even with their active star receivers still dealing with a variety of injuries. Devonta Freeman, her top running back, is injured, as well as linebacker Deion Jones. Even Matt Bryant, Atlanta's 43-year-old kicker, is injured due to an achilles tendon injury. He is replaced by Giorgio Tavecchio.