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New York Giants’ Eli Manning: “There’s No Quit on This Team”

December 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants started the season 0-6 and they did not quit. Last week, a loss to the Dallas Cowboys could have resulted in players packing it in, but they did not quit. Last night, they fell behind 14-0 on the road against the Washington Redskins, but they did not quit. They then trailed 17-14 going into the fourth quarter, but they did not quit.

No, the Giants battled back from an 0-6 start, a loss to the Cowboys and a large deficit against the Redskins to bring their record to 5-7 and, at least to some small degree, have kept their playoff hopes alive.

Quarterback Eli Manning said after the game that this should come as no surprise because Big Blue has no quit in them.

“I think we’ve won five of the last six games. We obviously had a tough loss last week, and we’re right there in there. There’s no quit on this team," Manning said. "We’re going to keep giving it our best shot and enjoy preparing and getting better, enjoying the games and try going out there and win and have something to smile about.”

The 24-17 victory on Sunday night officially puts an end to the Redskins' playoff hopes, and keeps the Giants just barely hanging on. And, perhaps, serves as an excellent reminder for Big Blue that they truly have no remaining room for error.

“We knew it would be a battle right to the end, but I am most proud of the way we hung in there," head coach Tom Coughlin said. "There were a lot of outstanding contributors tonight, and it was a beautiful night for football. I am just glad we could hang in there and get the win.”

The 5-7 New York Giants will once again take their show on the road next Sunday, traveling to California to take on the 5-7 San Diego Chargers.

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Tags: Eli Manning, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Tom Coughlin, Washington, Washington Redskins

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14 Responses to “New York Giants’ Eli Manning: “There’s No Quit on This Team””

  1.  jerseyrich says:

    There’s no offensive line either.

  2.  Kettles78 says:

    The offensive line is the worst it has been in I don’t know how many years. I wish Gilbride would stop calling screen plays. Last night they ran one again and even though they picked up a couple of yards it was ugly looking. The draw play actually worked because outside of orakpo, Kerrigan, and cofield the rest of the defense is average if that. I hope against San Diego Gilbride doesn’t play the entire game out of the shotgun

  3.  GIANTT says:

    They won didnt they ?

    •  Kettles78 says:

      Yes they did. Very happy about that. How about Tuck going back in time? Glad
      To see that

      •  GIANTT says:

        Yes , if it wasnt Tuck , I would have given Weatherford a ball for a couple of his punts which definitely helped the defense

  4.  giantsou812 says:

    we are just screwing ourselves out of a top 10 draft pick.
    somebody grab beatty by the ear and show him where the weight room is.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      This sort of mentality drives me crazy. They have a chance at the playoffs — however slim it may be. You don’t quit for the sake of a single draft pick that is, in all likelihood, not going to turn around an entire team a year from now.

      You play to win the game.

      •  Kettles78 says:

        Come on Dan. Unless you blame TC for not being a good coach anymore and don’t want a top 5 or top 10 pick you know nothing about what it takes for the Giants to be good again.

        • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

          Haha. You got me! I know nothing about the Giants. Let’s all gather ’round and root for them to lose because one first-round pick is absolutely going to result in a 180! GO CHARGERS!

          •  Kettles78 says:

            Thats the ticket now Dan. What kind of thinking wants a team to win their games and see what happens. Being 9-7 and winning a superbowl is not as good as being 12-4 and out before the bowl.

  5.  Dirt says:

    What a ridiculous year. How often do you see “winners of 5 of their last 6″ on December 2nd and not say to yourself “no one wants to see these guys in the playoffs”?

  6.  JimStoll says:

    My take on last night’s game:

    1. Will Beatty is either a terrible LT or he is simply having one of the worst season’s in modern memory. I’m hoping for the latter but fear the former. We are stuck with his $4+M/year contract for 4 more seasons and he looks like every bit a s much a liability as Diehl. Boothe, Baas and Snee Don’t know how JR is suppose to fix this O-Line if Beatty gives this level of play next year.

    2. Last night reminded us what Justin Tuck was for most of 2007-2008 & 2010. He not only dominated, but he grew stronger as the game progressed. Was it real or just the effect of playing a team more terrible than us? Will it be enough to earn him a new contract next year?

    3. I have to say, Beason just plays better by the game 17 total tackles. Numerous rundowns of RG. Shutdown of Morris. With his injury history you are afraid to get too excited, but watching him play is a revelation.

    4. Will Hill had a nice night needless to say. the last play alone would have made it so, but he added many fine plays throughout.

    5. We finally got a chance to see D’amontre Moore, and all he did was disappoint. Probably unfair to saddle the kid with Osi-like sack expectations, but that’s what we are all doing. Of course it was just his first set of real meaningful reps so let’s reserve judgment.

    6. Tough to say, but the D-Line looked better with JPP not in there. The guy obviously is a shell of his former self. Since we are playing for “pride” only at this point, no reason to play the guy the rest of the season unless he is completely healthy.

    7. One of these days it would be nice if we developed a return game of some sort.

  7.  rlhjr says:

    It’s nice to have the ability to beat bottom dwellers. And I mean that in a positive way. You have to beat teams you’re “supposed” to beat.

    But in order to take on better football teams the requirements remain the same:

    LB, OG, C, DE

    Let’s hope the front office is not (again) so stupid as to ignore those vital signs.
    And yeah, a tight end and an outside receiver would be nice too. But to be taken seriously, the first four must be addressed.

  8.  Kettles78 says:

    While he didn’t have “big” standout plays, Hosley had a solid game last night. While it wasn’t against top flight receivers it was still great to see. I believe he also made it out of the game healthy

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