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Smith tops record

Sunday's game was so wild and the aftermath so depressing for the Giants that Steve Smith's accomplishment almost went unnoticed. Smith caught the first pass of the second half for 5 yards, his 83rd reception of the season and the one that broke the franchise record formerly held by Amani Toomer. Smith now has 85 receptions and is working toward becoming the first Giants receiver to reach 100. He also has 1,053 receiving yards, 290 behind Toomer's single-season record. If he does a little better than his average of 81.0 yards per game in the last three, he might get there, too.

Dancing with the stars

Perhaps the Giants should have Toomer work with Mario Manningham on footwork. Toomer was known as one of the best at getting two feet inbounds on sideline receptions. On Sunday, Manningham had two catches nullified - one a touchdown - because he was unable to put both feet inbounds. "That has been an issue that we have been working to try and improve," Tom Coughlin said, although he noted that on the TD that was overturned the officials told him (and replays confirmed) that Manningham was out of bounds but less than an inch. "We continue to work to improve there," Coughlin added.

The price of defeat

How costly was the Giants' loss to the Eagles? More expensive for some than others. C Shaun O'Hara will almost certainly be fined for his role in the late-game altercation with DE Trent Cole. With 8 seconds left after Eli Manning fumbled away the Giants' last gasp and several players were yelling and shoving, Cole grabbed O'Hara's face mask and punched him twice (he was ejected). O'Hara also grabbed Cole's face mask and tried to pull his helmet off (he was penalized but not ejected). O'Hara was so enraged he had to be pulled away from the officials by his teammates.Eagles coach Andy Reid also said that he thinks the NFL will fine S Aaron Rouse for a head butt on DeSean Jackson. Fines are generally announced by the NFL on Fridays.

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