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Giants Q&A: Eagles have Giants' number

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks for

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks for an open receiver, as he is pressured by Philadelphia Eagles defender Moise Fokou at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Dec. 19, 2010) Photo Credit: MCT Photo

How many games in a row have the Giants lost to the Eagles now?

This would make six straight, including a playoff loss at Giants Stadium that ended the 2008 season. The Eagles have won their last four visits to the Meadowlands. "We'll find a way to get over this, I guess, jinx of the Eagles," Justin Tuck said Sunday, adding that he hopes to see the Eagles again in the playoffs. That's certainly a potential matchup if both teams make the postseason cut.


What was the reaction to DeSean Jackson stopping short of the goal line and running parallel to it on the last play?

It would be easy to say that Jackson was just making sure all of the time had been milked off the game clock, but this is DeSean Jackson we're talking about. "I try to always do something out of the ordinary," he said a week after back-flopping into the end zone against the Cowboys. "I probably would have done it from the 12-yard line if I could . . . I knew nobody was going to catch me."

The Giants were more upset about their own shortcomings than Jackson's showboating, but this performance did little to change their opinion of the player. "We don't like him, anyway, so I don't know how you add to that," Shaun O'Hara said.


Did the Giants let up after taking a 31-10 lead?

"I didn't really sense that," defensive tackle Barry Cofield said. "There was a lot of time left, so I didn't really see guys giving people Gatorade baths and really relaxing, in my opinion. I'm sure mentally, as any human being would, you feel a certain sense of confidence because you dominated the game, so why not feel that way?"

The Giants spent the last eight minutes of the game showing why not.


Any chance of the Giants getting two 1,000-yard rushers this season?

They got a lot slimmer after this game. Ahmad Bradshaw already is there with 1,182 rushing yards, but Brandon Jacobs had only 34 rushing yards on 12 carries Sunday to bring him to 727 for the season. He'll need to average 136.5 yards in the last two games to get there.


How did O'Hara come out of the game physically?

After playing for the first time in seven weeks because of a foot injury, O'Hara said he felt good for most of the game. But that had more to do with the scoreboard than his injury. "I think the emotional hurt right now is worse than the physical hurt," he said, adding that he did have some soreness.


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