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Giants vs. Eagles half-time score: 21-10, Giants lead as defense steps up

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The Giants’ defense steps up to hold the Eagles to just 10 points.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants got off to as good a start as they could have possibly hoped for against the Philadelphia Eagles.

After their first offensive possession failed to go anywhere, the Giants intercepted Carson Wentz on back-to-back drives. The first time Landon Collins got his third interception in two weeks (not counting the bye week), stepping in front of a short pass to give the Giants the ball on the Eagles’ 27 yard line. Two plays later Odell Beckham Jr. had a 26 yard catch and run for the touchdown.

The next series it was Andrew Adams who picked Wentz off on ball that sailed as the Giants pressured the rookie QB. That gave the ball to the offense inside of the Eagles’ 35 yard line, and Roger Lewis Jr. came up with the second touchdown of his young career (on just his third catch).

Later, Odell Beckham scored a second touchdown from the 1-yard line, following a 15 yard (plus 15 penalty yards) catch by Sterling Shepard and a 46 yard catch by Victor Cruz.

Wentz settled down on the following drives, but the Giants’ defense stepped up twice to keep them from converting a pair of fourth downs.

Just before the half, Jason Pierre-Paul came up with a block when the Eagles finally tried a field goal, but the offense couldn’t capitalize after a holding penalty on John Jerry.

The defense finally ended the half with a sack by Landon Collins, who continues to be outstanding this year.

One big blemish on the half: Left guard Justin Pugh left the game after being rolled up on by Bobby Hart and is doubtful to return.

The Eagles will get the ball to start the second half.