The Vikings and Giants played an entertaining first half, combining for 31 points and 439 yards. The Giants lead 17-14 at halftime.
The Giants, who have 265 yards, scored on their first three possessions. They would have scored three touchdowns, but tight end Daniel Bellinger got anxious on a designed run for Daniel Jones from the 4-yard line and was called for an illegal shift that negated the touchdown run.
The Vikings then marched 75 yards in eight plays to close to within a field goal before the half.
Cousins scored the team’s opening touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak.
The Vikings, though, have the NFL’s worst defense and are playing like it. Their only stop of the half came when the Giants took a knee to end the half.
Jones has completed 12 of 16 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown, while running for 71 yards on 10 carries. Saquon Barkley has four carries for 51 yards and a touchdown. Darius Slayton has three catches for 74 yards and Isaiah Hodgins three for 31 and a touchdown.