The New York Giants lead the San Francisco 49ers at halftime, 10-3, in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game. Defenses have played especially well in this game as expected, with neither offensive unit particularly having its way in the first half.
San Francisco scored its only points in the first quarter, when the 49ers had just two offensive drives and both ending in field goal attempts. David Akers missed a 43-yard field goal after the first drive, but was successful on the second attempt from 42 yards out.
Then the Giants went on a run in the second quarter. Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for a six-yard touchdown pass to cap a seven-play, 67-yard drive. Lawrence Tynes converted on a 34-yard field goal in the last three minutes of the second quarter to extend the Giants' lead.
Tynes attempted a 40-yard field goal toward the end of the half, but it was blocked. A 32-yard completion from Alex Smith to former Giants receiver Mario Manningham put Akers in position for a 52-yard attempt, which was no good.