Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
MINNEAPOLIS -- Things are getting tight here at the Metrodome. At about the same time Chicago closed the gap to four points in Houston, the Vikings fell behind, 16-10, to the New York Giants in the third quarter.
Backup quarterback David Carr threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Domenik Hixon to give the Giants their first lead of the game. The Giants have starting quarterback Eli Manning and right tackle Kareem McKenzie on the bench to start the second half. (Already, tailback Brandon Jackson and tight end Kevin Boss were put on the inactive list).
It was the third time Hixon has been open for a potential touchdown pass, but Manning missed him twice.
It'll now be on the Vikings' offense to wake up from an afternoon's worth of doldrums. Any questions about whether the Giants will roll over in the second half have been answered.