Third quarter

Peephole perspective: Giants, 41-0. Two field goals for the Giants. Two three-and-out possessions for the Seahawks.

Player of the quarter: Lawrence Tynes. The Giants’ kicker cashed in on a couple of clock-killing possessions with 25- and 20-yard field goals.

Play of the quarter: On the drive to Tynes’ first field goal, Brandon Jacobs got the Giants rolling with a 38-yard run to the Seahawks’ 9-yard line.

Number of the quarter: 113. The Giants’ yardage total in the quarter, compared to 7 for the Seahawks – or 81, which was their yardage total in the first half.

The bigger picture: The Giants got the ball first in the second half, but the defense held – thanks to the 100th false-start penalty at Qwest since 2005, a holding penalty and CB Kelly Jennings’ breakup of Eli Manning’s third-down pass to Hakeem Nicks. Also, FS Earl Thomas was back on the field for the Seahawks after he was slow to get up on the pass for the Giants’ fifth TD at the end of the first half.

After another three-and-out by the Seahawks, Brandon Jacobs broke a 38-yard run the Seattle 9 on the Giants’ first play. But the one-play drive stalled and Lawrence Tynes kicked a 25-yard field goal to make it 38-0.

Tynes added his 20-yarder on the final play of the quarter.


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