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Darius Slayton dominates in first half, shut down in second half

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton runs for a touchdown past Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: The Giants offense fell apart in the second half. Darius Slayton was held without a reception as the Eagles stormed back to win 23-17 in overtime.

The New York Giants are embarrassing the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, and it is has come primarily due to the Eli Manning-Darius Slayton connection. The veteran quarterback is starting for the first time since Week 2, and he has connected with the rookie receiver five times for 154 yards and two touchdowns. The Giants lead 17-3 heading into halftime.

This is the third time this season Slayton has had two touchdowns in a game. The rookie has moved into the league lead for rookie receiving touchdowns and is top five among rookies in yards and top ten in receptions.

Slayton leads the Giants in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, and is currently second in receptions with a chance to move past Evan Engram in the second half of this game. Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard have dealt with an assortment of injuries, and none of the Giants receivers have played a full 13-game slate to date. Slayton appears to be breaking out with Tate and Shepard slipping a bit to the wayside