Washington answered with a stalled drive and punt of their own, as receivers and backs began to slip more noticeably.
The Giants took possession on their own 30 with 8:00 remaining in the half. Eli began to reel in the passing game, keeping it short and sweet. On 3rd and 11 from the 46, Eli hit Hagan again for a first down over the middle. Then, on 3rd and 10 from the 41, Eli hit Hagan for 15 yards and then Kevin Boss for 24 yards down the middle to the 2.
Brandon Jacobs punched it in on the next play to give the Giants a 10-0 lead with 3:06 to go in the half.
Washington is not a team or town that is prone to early surrenders. Grossman began to use his tight ends down the middle of the field. The Skins drove 80 yards in seven plays, resulting in a 1 yd TD pass from Grossman to Fred Davis right before the half to close the gap to 10-7.
In Green Bay at press time, the Bears had a 3-0 lead over the Packers at the half.