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Eli's in no hurry

Eli Manning reacts after losing to the Seattle

Eli Manning reacts after losing to the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 9, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

It appears the Giants have had success with their hurry-up offense of late, including scoring drives at the end of the first halves of their last two games, the game-winning drive against the Cardinals in the fourth quarter, and a drive that brought them within 5 yards of a potential winning touchdown against the Seahawks on Sunday.

But Eli Manning said that is something the Giants “dabble” in and don’t consider using all the time.

“We did it for two other drives in the middle of the game (Sunday) and it didn’t work for us,” Manning said. “It's not going to work every time that you do it.”

Other teams have certainly had success with the no-huddle against the Giants; both the Rams and Seahawks used it and appeared to fluster the Giants defense with it. But Manning said the limited number of play calls available to the Giants in a hurry-up is not worth the advantage in the middle of the game, when time is not an issue.

“I don’t think it’s something that we are going to live in,” he said.


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