It took until after the two-minute warning for any offense to happen, but the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants traded scores late in the second quarter to enter halftime with Philadelphia leading 7-3.
Eli Manning and Michael Vick spent most of the first half having completed under 50 percent of their passes, but led their team to points on their final drives of the half. Vick is 11-for-19 for 132 yards after a 32-yard bomb to a wide-open DeSean Jackson was the game's first score, while Manning is now 14-for-26 with 151 yards after a two-minute drill got his team in range for a 25-yard field goal.
The Giants almost came away without any points, as Manning's last throw of the half could have been an easy pick for Brandon Hughes, but the corner - who is replacing Nnamdi Asomugha, who is out with an eye injury - dropped the third-down toss and gave Lawrence Tynes the opportunity to drill a chip shot field goal.
Both teams have been stout up front: New York has held Lesean McCoy to two yards on six carries, while the Giants as a team have only 26 yards on 10 carries. Neither team has turned the ball over, so the punters have gotten a workout with a combined nine punts as the squads jockeyed for field position before Philadelphia finally found paydirt.