The Giants opened their first drive with Eli Manning hooking up Hakeem Nicks on two receptions including a 40-yard grab down the right sideline. Lawrence Tynes would then cap it off with a 37-yard field goal.
The Buccaneers responded with Josh Freeman finding Vincent Jackson for a 41-yard strike down the same sideline. Unfortunately, that drive would stall as well but not before Connor Barth drained a 45-yard field goal of his own.
On New York's second drive, Manning continued with the intermediate passing attack, incorporating Victor Cruz this time. Cruz would wrangle in two receptions including a nice 20-yard catch-and-run in which he broke a handful of tackles. Yet once again, that drive would not reach pay dirt, with a misread and a drop in the red zone to setup Tynes second field goal (24 yards).
The Bucs had something going on their final drive of the quarter but they were forced following a seven-yard sack from Chase Blackburn. The Giants now have the ball on their own eleven to open the second.