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Eagles Jump Out To 10-0 Lead

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

Talk about a great start! The Eagles roared to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter against the New York Giants on Sunday night at a charged-up Lincoln Financial Field. They dominated the first quarter, outgaining the Giants 148 total yards to 47. LeSean McCoy gained 63 yards on 8 carries and quarterback Nick Foles was 7 of 10 for 83 yards and a touchdown.

The defense registered three quarterback sacks and limited New York's running game.

The Eagles opened with an impressive first drive, taking the ball from their own 20-yard line and playing up-tempo offense. They moved quickly into Giants territory with a good mix of McCoy runs (4 carries, 36 yards on the drive) and Foles quick passes (4 of 5, 31 yards on the drive).

Once the offense reached the red zone, the drive stalled. A flip pass to McCoy gained 2 yards on a first-and-10 play from the New York 19-yard line. On second and 8, McCoy gained 4 yards running left. On third and 4, Foles had time, found nobody open and tried to hit Darren Sproles on the right side in traffic. The play was incomplete. Cody Parkey capped the 10-play, 67-yard drive with a 31-yard field goal to make it 3-0.

New York gained a first down on its initial possession, but Connor Barwin's relentless pursuit on a third-and-1 play paid off as he circled back and sacked quarterback Eli Manning for a 7-yard loss, forcing a punt.

Once again, the Eagles offense moved into New York territory, and a big 23-yard completion on third and 8 to tight end Zach Ertz -- who beat safety Quintin Demps on a crossing route -- moved the ball to the 19-yard line.

McCoy ran for 2 yards on first down and then 3 on second down. On third and 5, Foles floated a pass to the right corner of the end zone and Ertz made a sensational diving catch in man coverage against cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for the touchdown. Parkey's PAT made it 10-0 and capped a 10-play, 81-yard drive that consumed 4 minutes, 31 seconds off the clock.

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