Photos: Giants trample visiting Vikings as Freeman makes QB debut

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1 The New York Giants got their first win of the season Monday night by holding Adrian Peterson in check and converting Minnesota mistakes. Josh Freeman, above, debuted at quarterback after being signed as a free agent when Tampa Bay cut the 2009 first-round draft pick. Freeman frequently missed open receivers, and several of his throws sailed yards beyond his targets. 
2 Freeman talks to teammates on the bench during the first half against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
3 Freeman throws a pass during the first half against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
4 Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Vikings' Chris Cook (20) during the first half on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
5 Vikings outside linebacker Chad Greenway, left, tackles Giants running back Michael Cox during the first half on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
6 New York Giants tight end Bear Pascoe dives over Minnesota Vikings strong safety Jamarca Sanford during the first half on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
7 New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) breaks up a pass to the Vikings' Jerome Simpson (81) during the first half. The Giants began the season with six losses in which they were the team turning over the ball (minus-16 difference) while showing little penchant for playing defense. But against the Vikings (1-5), they were efficient enough, if not overwhelming, and had three takeaways to one lost fumble. 
8 New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Minnesota Vikings' Chris Cook (20) during the first half on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
9 Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is tackled by New York Giants' Ryan Mundy (21) during the second half. Peterson, the league's MVP last season and a 2,000-yard rusher, was held to 28 yards five days after his 2-year-old son was buried in South Dakota. 
10 New York Giants Peyton Hillis (44) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings' Marvin Mitchell (55) after scoring a touchdown during the second half on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
11 New York Giants cornerback Trumaine McBride (38) breaks up a pass to Minnesota Vikings' Jerome Simpson (81) during the second half on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
12 Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) breaks a tackle by New York Giants' Jon Beason (52) as Jerome Felton (42) trails the play during the second half on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. 
13 Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) as tackle Will Beatty (65) attempts to block him during the first half. Manning, who led the league with 15 interceptions, didn't throw one for the first time all season. 
14 New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman during the second half. Freeman looked like someone who hadn't played in more than a month, finishing 20 of 53 for 190 yards.