New York,China Jerseys, which had allowed a league-high 209 points, limited Minnesota and Freeman to 113 total yards in the half. Adrian Peterson had 26 yards rushing on 12 carries.
The Vikings had a chance to tie the game on the ensuing series but Blair Walsh was just short on a 53-yard field goal. It was the first time in 15 field goal attempts that a Giants' opponent missed the kick.