The New York Giants trail 12-7 against the New Orleans Saints at the half.The Giants drew first blood www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com , with Eli Manning completing six of his first seven passes, marching the Giants 75 yards on their first possession, which capped with a 2-yard touchdown reception for Sterling Shepard. The Giants’ defense stayed strong, with B.J. Hill getting his second sack of the season and holding the Saints to a pair of field goals on their next two drives. The game ground to a halt as the officials allowed the Saints to kick a field goal after the clock expired on the first quarter, forcing the teams to trade ends of the field and the Saints to kick it again. The next drive the refs threw a flag on a Janoris Jenkins tackle of Alvin Kamara, believing the wrap-up tackle to be a horse-collar. The Giants’ next drive started well with Wayne Gallman in at running back. Until, that is, Manning found him for a reception, which was quickly jarred loose by a big hit from the Saints’ defense. Second year cornerback Marshon Latimore recovered the ball, with the touchdown only saved by Eli Manning. While it could have proven costly, the defense held firm and held the Saints to a third field goal.Notable stats at the half Eli Manning: 12-16, 61 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 tackleSterling Shepard: 3 rec, 14 yards, 1 touchdownWayne Gallman: 3 rec, 17 yards, 2 carries New York Giants T-Shirt , 6 yards, fumbleSaquon Barkley 1 rec, 7 yards, 5 carries, 21 yardsThe Giants will get the ball to start the second half. Use this as your open thread for the half. JACKSONVILLE (0-0) at N.Y. GIANTS (0-0)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE - Jaguars by (3)RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 11-8, Giants 7-9SERIES RECORD - Tied 3-3LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Giants 25-24, Nov. 30, 2014AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 7, Giants No. 20JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (1), PASS (17).JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (21), PASS (1).GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (26), PASS (19).GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (27) New York Giants Hats , PASS (31).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - ... Jags VP Tom Coughlin returns for first game against Giants. He led New York to two Super Bowls titles in 12 years as coach (2004-15). ... Pat Shurmur starts coaching era for Giants. ... Jaguars coming off first division title since 1999. Expectations high after late loss in AFC title game. ... Jacksonville ranked No. 2 in points allowed (16.8), total defense (286.1 yards) and sacks (55) last season. ... QB Blake Bortles threw for 3,687 yards and 21 TDs. ... Rookie RB Leonard Fournette led team with 1,040 yards rushing and nine TDs. ... WR Keelan Cole ranked No. 2 in NFL with 17.8 yard average, but top Jags WR Marqise Lee is out for season. ... All-Pro DE Calais Campbell tied for second in NFL with career-high 14 1/2 sacks. ... CB A.J. Bouye tied for third in league with six interceptions. ... Giants QB Eli Manning threw for 3,468 yards and 19 TDs in 2017. He has 13 consecutive seasons with 3,000-plus yards, tying brother Peyton for third-longest streak. ... RB Saquon Barkley makes debut. No. 2 overall draft pick had 3,843 yards and 43 TDs rushing at Penn State, missed most of preseason with hamstring injury. ... Three-time Pro Bowler Odell Beckham Jr. plays for first time since breaking ankle in early October. He signed huge contract just before this season. ... Evan Engram led rookie TEs with 64 catches and 722 yards. ... New LT Nate Solder, free agent from New England, anchors rebuilt O-line. ... New York using new 3-4 defensive scheme. ... S Landon Collins led team with 99 tackles. Since 2015, he leads all NFL safeties with 332 tackles. ... New LB Alec Ogletree had 63 tackles with Rams in 2017. ... LB Olivier Vernon has six-plus sacks in five straight seasons, but battling high ankle injury. ... Fantasy Tip: Beckham pointing to game for 11 months. Plans to show why he's top-paid receiver, even against top-ranked pass defense and All-Pro CB Jalen Ramsey.