Eli Manning will look to get more from the Giants offense in the second half against the Eagles. (Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE)

Halftime Thoughts: Eagles 7, Giants 3

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It’s low scoring, it’s chippy, it’s not exactly pretty. That pretty much describes the first half of the Giants-Eagles game so far. It took awhile, however both teams showed life on offense in the final minutes of the 1st half and the Giants head into halftime trailing the Eagles 7-3.

The Eagles drove 70 yards late in the 2nd quarter and capped it off with a 19- yard touchdown pass from Michael Vick to DeSean Jackson to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead at halftime.

The Giants offense was able to respond with Eli Manning running the 2-minute offense to put them in scoring position for a LawrenceTynes field goal to close cut into the Eagles lead before the half.

Both teams failed to get anything consistent from the running game in the first half …

Ahmad Bradshaw was limited to 6 carries for 15 yards while Andre Brown only could post 7 yards on 3 carries. The Eagles didn’t do much better as LeSean McCoy was held to 2 yards on 6 carries. The Eagles were actually lead by Vick in rushing with 19 yards on 3 carries.

It was a defensive first half with both teams playing well on the defensive line for the most part. The Eagles have been impressive on defense limiting the Giants run attack and passing game while forcing Eli Manning to throw some difficult passes. However neither team was able to post a sack in the first half.

Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha left the game in the 2nd quarter with a right eye injury, no further update.

Giants safety Kenny Phillips went down in the first quarter with a sprained knee and was listed as doubtful to return. Phillips was replaced by Stevie Brown. The Giants are already dangerously thin in the secondary because of injuries.

It took 28 minutes before either team could score and then it seemed as if both offenses began to find some sort of consistency. Maybe that will carry over into the second half and we can see the scoreboard light a few more times.

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