By Eric Schmidt

The Philadelphia Eagles are trailing the New York Giants 12-0 in the first half. Philadelphia has removed veteran quarterback Mike Vick from the game and replaced him with rookie QB Matt Barkley. Vick and Eagles offense was horribly ineffective in early possessions, managing just one first down with Vick under center.

Vick has completed six of nine attempts for only 31 yards and an interception. The official word from the sideline is that he has aggravated his hamstring injury that kept him out of the last two games. Barkley came into the game, fumbled his first snap and then completed a first down pass to TE Brent Celek. Barkley actually has the Eagles offense moving for the first time this afternoon, completing three of four for 30 yards and he has moved them into the redzone. With Vick, the Eagles only ran 17 plays for 19 total yards.

Vick was seen earlier in the game on a stationary bike trying to loosen up his hamstring while the Giants offense was on the field.

Clearly, the Eagles offense is running better with Barkley under center despite how poor he looked last week.

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