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Giants vs. Eagles halftime score: Giants make first half interesting, lead, 23-21

Your second-half open thread

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Nobody predicted the New York Giants sprinting out to a 20-7 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles by the middle of the second quarter.

But that is exactly what happened when the Giants came out throwing, using tempo and mismatches to march the ball down the field.

They did so three consecutive times, with big plays from Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, and Tavarres King. The Giants scored touchdowns on their first three drives for the first time since 2012.

Perhaps predictably, the Giants proved allergic to success, with their fourth drive stalling after a surprising 14-yard run on a jet sweep from Engram. Eli Manning threw an interception to end the next drive, which the Eagles turned into a second consecutive touchdown to go ahead, 21-20.

The Giants getting the ball to close out the half, driving down into the red zone. But while Sterling Shepard went over 100 yards on six receptions, the Giants failed to score the touchdown — though Aldrick Rosas did kick the 28-yard field goal to put the Giants back on top, 23-21

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