With 1:29 remaining in the first quarter, Giants running back Andre Williams sliced and powered through Paul Guenther's defense, reaching the 40-yard line with the Bengals leading 10-0. Backup safety Shawn Williams attempted to stop New York's running back with a shoulder, contributing with the tackle but causing a self-inflicted injury.
Following the play, Williams, in obvious discomfort, departed for the sidelines where the training staff looked over the defensive back's right hand. The team announced, with over 13 minutes remaining in the second quarter, that Williams was questionable with a hand injury.
Williams returned during the next series, where New York scored their first touchdown with 9:40 remaining in the first half.