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Halftime: Eagles Lead 39-14


The Eagles battle the Green Bay Packers in their third preseason game of the 2015 season. Check out all of the action from the game ...

The Eagles were unstoppable in the first half, as they took a 39-14 lead into the locker room at the intermission.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez led a pair of touchdowns drives with scoring strikes to wide receiver Jeff Maehl, from 9 yards out, and tight end Trey Burton to cap off an explosive two quarters. Burton's second touchdown of the night was off a 7-yard pass from Sanchez just before halftime.

With the score 25-7 after a James Starks touchdown run for the Packers, Sanchez took the field for the Eagles' first possession of the second quarter after Sam Bradford's perfect 10 for 10 first quarter.

On the Eagles' first scoring drive of the quarter, Ryan Mathews and Kenjon Barner helped lead the Eagles deep into Green Bay territory, and the drive was capped off by a 9-yard touchdown pass to Maehl, putting the Eagles up 32-7.

Packers quarterback Brett Hundley got the offense moving on the Packers' final possession of the half, aided by a pass over the middle to Rajion Neal for 18 yards. Later on the drive, a 36-yard touchdown catch and run by Neal left the score at 32-14 with 1:11 left in the half.

Looking to get back into the end zone before the clock ran out, a 50-yard catch-and-run by Barner put the Eagles at the Green Bay 42-yard line. As time was just about to expire, Sanchez found Burton for his second touchdown grab of the night, giving the Eagles a 39-14 lead at the break.

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