The Giants tied the score at 7 with 11:21 to play in the second quarter when Eli Manning found tight end Bear Pascoe with a pass from 6 yards out. Pascoe had zero touchdowns during the regular season. The 69-yard scoring drive was sparked by a 36-yard pass to Victor Cruz on third down and 6.
Manning has been money on third down since the back end of the regular season and that trend has continued into today's NFC Championship Game.
After the touchdown drive, the teams traded punts. New York got the ball back with about a minute and a half left to play. Victor Cruz made some fine catches to get the Giants in field goal range. Lawrence Tynes snuck a 31-yard field goal inside the left upright to give the Giants a 10-7 lead before the half.
The Giants will get the ball to start the second half.
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