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Eagles Vs Giants: Philly Takes 10-3 Lead After Big DeSean Jackson Punt Return

The Eagles and Giants were locked in a pretty ugly defensive battle for the majority of the first half, but a big play from DeSean Jackson and some revenge from Steve Smith have opened things up and given Philadelphia a 10-0 lead at halftime.

Giants fans no doubt felt like they had dejavu when punter Steve Weatherford hit a low line drive kick straight to DeSean Jackson who returned the punt 51 yards to the Giants 14 yard line. Later replays actually looked as if Jackson was not out of bounds where he was called, but the point was made moot when Vince Young hit former Giant Steve Smith for a 14 yard TD on the next play.

Smith was lustily booed by Giants fans at the start of the game. He became a major public enemy in New York when he signed with the Eagles in the offseason to the shock of Giants fans and coaches who thought he would return. Smith has struggled through a mostly inactive and unproductive season to this point, so it had to be a big moment to finally get his first TD as an Eagle against the Giants. Smith was one of the goats of the first meeting between these two when he let a Michael Vick pass in the red zone go right off his hands and into those of Aaron Ross.

The Giants were able to tack on a field goal before the end of the half to make the score 10-3. The craziest hit of the game came right before that FG when Cullen Jenkins did the following to Giants RB D.J. Ware...