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Defense Dominating; Eagles Up 20-0 At Half

There's no brotherly love when the Giants come down the turnpike to face the Eagles on Sunday Night Football ...

On #BlackSunday at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles defense has turned out the lights on the Giants offense thus far. Eli Manning has been sacked five times in the first half (twice by Connor Barwin, twice by Vinny Curry and once by Trent Cole) and the Giants have run only one play in Eagles' territory.

Meanwhile, Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy and the Eagles offense have looked like the well-oiled machine that ran roughshod over the league in 2013. Until, that is, Foles threw an ill-advised interception to Giants safety Antrel Rolle with less than two minutes left in the half. From the Giants' 16-yard-line, Foles threw in the direction of Darren Sproles, but Rolle was waiting to make the pick.

At halftime, the Eagles lead the Giants 20-0, and have a 267-89 edge in total yards. The only downside is the Eagles' 1-for-3 performance in the red zone.

McCoy's 85 yards rushing are already his highest total of the season.

The Eagles added to a 10-0 lead with a beautifully designed touchdown pass from Foles to tight end James Casey. The 26-yard touchdown, on a play-action rollout in which Casey ran across the field unguarded, capped a three-play, 47-yard drive that took advantage of a short Steve Weatherford punt.

After yet another stop by the Eagles defense, Darren Sproles nearly broke his punt return for a touchdown, only to be stopped by his own teammate Malcolm Jenkins, who was trying to block one of the final defenders in Sproles' way.

Cody Parkey would convert his second field goal of the game, this one a 45-yarder that snuck inside the right post.

The Eagles defense would once again hold strong in the Giants' final possession of the second quarter, setting up a partially blocked punt by special teams maven Chris Maragos.


Nick Foles – 14-of-22 for 177 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a 100.0 quarterback rating.
Eli Manning – 6-of-8 for 82 yards and a 107.3 quarterback rating; sacked five times

LeSean McCoy – 12 carries for 85 yards
Andre Williams – 10 carries for 25 yards

Zach Ertz – Three catches for 47 yards and a touchdown
Riley Cooper – Five catches for 59 yards
Rueben Randle – Two catches for 33 yards

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