Here is a quick look at the first half of the Ravens-Giants game by the numbers …
First-team offense totals: When Kyle Boller came into the contest with 12:38 left in the second quarter, the Ravens under Steve McNair had 73 total yards (29 passing, 44 rushing). In four drives, the offense got 3 (no first downs), 22 (two first downs), 56 (three first downs) and -3 (no first downs) yards. Thanks to the recovered fumble by Haloti Ngata after a sack of Eli Manning, the Ravens were able to pick up three points on a Matt Stover field goal.
The Giants kept their first team offense in the game until 1:25 left in the half after Stover’s second field goal. New York had 134 total offensive yards (101 passing and 33 rushing). In five drives under Manning, the Giants went punt, punt, fumble, TD and punt — they only got into Ravens territory once — on the TD drive.
Injuries: The first 30 minutes were tough on both teams and the trainers were busy tending to injured players. The Ravens had injuries to CB Samari Rolle (ankle) and WR Mark Clayton (ankle). Fortunately, X-rays were negative on both players. The Giants had four players go down including WR Michael Jennings, who ruptured his Achilles’ tendon and will be out for the season. WR Steve Smith suffered a concussion when he caught the touchdown pass that gave the Giants a 7-3 lead.
Penalties: Sloppy play by both clubs is reflected in the amount of penalties called in the first half. The teams combined for 16 accepted penalties for 115 yards (7 for 69 yards by the Giants and 9 for 46 yards by the Ravens).
Halftime totals: New York (139 total yards, 105 passing, 34 rushing, 16:03 time of possession), Ravens (134 total yards, 91 passing, 43 rushing, 13:57 TOP).
Ravens individual offense: McNair 5-of-8 passing for 29 yards, Boller 5-of-7 for 69 yards. Anderson 3 carries for 37 yards, Darling 2 catches for 28 yards and Williams 2 receptions for 26 yards.
Ravens individual defense: Landry 6 total tackles, Suggs 4 total tackles.