The Giants got the ball to start the game, and decided to get started early by methodically driving down the field and capping their opening drive with a receiving touchdown by Saquon Barkley. The rookie running back has kept up the torrid pace he set against Tampa Bay, catching a touchdown pass as well as running one in. Barkley has 94 rushing yards on 9 carries, as well as 33 yards on four receptions.
Odell Beckham has caught four of his three of his targets for 63 yards on a depleted Eagles’ secondary.
The Giants’ defense benefited from a number of penalties on the Eagles’ opening drives to hold them to 3 points for most of the half. However, they failed to adapt to Philly’s RPO game after the 2:00 warning, when the Eagles were able to match down the field and score a touchdown on a 15-yard pass to Zach Ertz.
News and notes
Evan Engram did not take the field in the first half after (reportedly) suffering a hamstring injury during warm-ups.
Punt returner and (nominal) wide receiver Quadree Henderson has been ruled out with a shoulder injury (burner)
Injury Update: WR/KR Quadree Henderson (shoulder) is OUT for the remainder of the game. #NYGvsPHI— New York Giants (@Giants) November 25, 2018
The Eagles will get the ball to start the second half, use this as your open thread.