The New York Giants scored first in the second half -- they just got a 4-yard scoring pass from Eli Manning to tight end Kevin Boss.
Interestingly, with 59 seconds left in the third quarter, Giants coach Tom Coughlin decided not to go for a tying two-point conversion. Instead, he had John Carney boot the extra point, and that made it 21-20. If it had been me, I would have gone for the two-pointer. But Coughlin did win a Super Bowl last season.
The stadium is very loud now and the occasional snowball and iceball are coming out of the stands. As I mentioned in a previous blog, this could be a dangerous situation if the Giants lose or have a controversial call go against them, especially for anyone not protected with a helmet (i.e. referees and coaches).
The Panthers quieted the crowd a little with a first down just as the third quarter ended. They will start the fourth quarter at midfield with a first-and-10, hoping to restart an offense that didn't do anything at all in the third quarter.
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