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Eagles Explode, Blank Giants 27-0


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

They called it Black Sunday for a reason.

The Eagles burst out of the gate Sunday night, rolled to a 20-point halftime lead, and rode it all the way to bedlam, knocking off the New York Giants, 27-0.

Running back LeSean McCoy had his best game of the season, running for 149 yards on 22 attempts. McCoy's breakout game was the catalyst for the Eagles' offense all night long, as Philadelphia racked up 448 total yards of offense and looked virtually unstoppable.

The team began the first quarter on a roll, running off 67 yards in just over four minutes en route to a game-opening 31-yard field goal from Cody Parkey. After smothering Eli Manning and the Giants' offense, the Eagles took the ball 81 yards in four and a half minutes for a touchdown, scoring on a 15-yard Nick Foles pass to Zach Ertz.

Foles and Ertz were clicking from the start. The second-year tight end finished with three catches for 47 yards, and nearly had another long one near the end of the third quarter.

The second quarter brought more of the same, as McCoy continued to break off big chunks of yardage and Chip Kelly's patented tempo offense kept right on rolling. This time Foles found tight end James Casey for a 25-yard touchdown pass to put the Eagles up 17-0 with just over nine minutes to play in the first half.

While the Giants saw the ball an ample amount of time in the first two quarters, they were unable to get anything going. The Eagles' pass rush sacked Manning five times in the first half, disrupting his rhythm and making it that much easier to stop the run game. Manning finished the evening with just 151 yards and 13 completions, while New York picked up just 85 yards on the ground.

The Eagles finished with eight sacks, three from linebacker Connor Barwin.

Parkey nailed a 45-yard field goal with just over four minutes to play in the first half to give the Eagles a 20-0 lead.

And the entire second half followed the same script. The Eagles tacked on another touchdown midway through the third quarter when running back Darren Sproles took a rush 15 yards around the left end and found paydirt to make it 27-0.

From there the Eagles coasted on the lead they had built and rode the 27-point gap into the night, all the way to a 5-1 record heading into the bye week.

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