The Seahawks get up early over the Giants as Drew Lock briefly replaces injured Geno Smith

The Seahawks get up early over the Giants as Drew Lock briefly replaces injured Geno Smith

Perhaps one of the biggest Cinderella stories from the 2022 NFL season turned into a pumpkin in 2023.

After winning nine games last year, the New York Giants don’t look as sharp this fall, and Monday night was no exception.

The Seattle Seahawks, who looked like a nice midway opponent for the Giants in Week 4, jumped out to an early 14-3 lead at halftime of their Monday Night Football game at MetLife Stadium. Seattle scored on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Geno Smith to DK Metcalf to close out the first quarter — which was only set up after Mario Edwards stripped Daniel Jones and forced a fumble.

The match was filled with penalties and early injuries. After suffering a torn quadriceps tendon in Week 1 of last season, Jamal Adams officially returned to the field on Monday night. However, Adams was ruled out only once before his return due to a concussion he suffered after kneeling on the helmet. Smith entered the medical tent before halftime as well, leading to Drew Lock entering the game in his place. Smith was tackled hard from behind on the sidelines by Isaiah Simmons late in the second quarter, and he wasn’t happy about it.

Lock connected with tight end Noah Fant for a 51-yard run up the sidelines, which Kenneth Walker then punted for a touchdown in the final minutes of the half.

The Giants have now been outscored 77-9 in the first half so far this season. They are the only team in the league not to be relegated in the first half.

Smith returned to the game immediately after halftime.

Follow along with Yahoo Sports as we provide the latest news, scores and injuries as the Giants take on the Seahawks on “Monday Night Football.”

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