Up 6-0 to start the second quarter, Eli Manning and the Giants started quickly with a 26-yard completion to Victor Cruz on the opening play of the quarter. That pass brought the Giants into Eagles territory for the third time on the day. For the third consecutive time, though, the Eagles defense held up in the shadow of the own end zone, forcing the Giants to settle for a third Josh Brown field goal. Brown's 33-yard field goal gave the Giants a 9-0 lead and capped a 12-play, 48-yard drive that took five minutes and 31 seconds off the clock.
The Eagles offense continued to struggle on the ensuing drive as they punted away after notching only one first down.
A dubious pass interference penalty on
The complexion of the game then changed as the Eagles made a change at quarterback, inserting rookie
After a touchback, Barkley fumbled his first shotgun snap, only to calmly pick up the ball and complete a nine-yard pass to
The Giants then 21 yards before the clock ran out on the first half. Trailing 12-0, the Eagles will receive the kickoff to open the second half.
Eli Manning: 16-of-25, 176 yards, 84.8 quarterback rating
Peyton Hillis: Eight carries for 35 yards, three catches for 15 yards
Victor Cruz: Four catches for 58 yards
Matt Barkley: Six-of-seven, 55 yards, 99.4 quarterback rating, one lost fumble
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