Final

Eagles 7

(4-12, 2-6 away)

Giants 42

(9-7, 6-2 home)

Coverage: FOX

1:00 PM ET, December 30, 2012

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 

1 2 3 4 T
PHI 0 7 0 07
NYG 21 14 0 742

Top Performers

Passing: E. Manning (NYG) - 208 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: A. Bradshaw (NYG) - 16 CAR, 107 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. McCoy (PHI) - 5 REC, 61 YDS

Giants crush Eagles, eliminated from playoffs with Bears' win

ESPN.com news services

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Justin Tuck called it a funny year. He and his New York Giants teammates weren't laughing.

There will be no repeat championship for the Giants, not even a playoff berth. A 9-7 season wasn't good enough this time around.

The Giants saw their playoff hopes end Sunday, minutes after a 42-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles when Chicago beat Detroit 26-24.

"It happens that way," Tuck said after the Giants rebounded from two bad losses and routed the Eagles in what might have been Andy Reid's final game at coach. "I've been 10-6 and not made the playoffs. You've got to win the ones you're supposed to. That's why the division games mean so much. If we'd won the division games, we'd still be in the driver's seat."

Instead, they are headed home early.

"We are certainly disappointed we are not in the playoffs," coach Tom Coughlin said after New York missed the postseason for the third time in four years. "Our goal was certainly to be there. Our goal was to win the division. We didn't do that either. We won nine games and there is no way anyone can talk us out of that. We do have the nine wins, but it's not good enough."

A year ago it was. The Giants won their last two games in 2011 to get into the playoffs, and finished the season with six straight wins in earning their second NFL title in five seasons.

This marks the seventh straight season the Super Bowl champion has failed to win a playoff game the following year.

A little more than an hour after Reid finished his worst season with the Eagles (4-12), three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that his 14-year tenure as Philadelphia's coach was over.

Reid and team owner Jeffrey Lurie are scheduled to meet Monday, and a team official insisted to ESPN that Reid has yet to be informed that he will be fired.

Another Eagles source told ESPN that Lurie and Reid met Friday, but the Eagles' owner did not inform him at that time that he would be let go.

Reid is due to make $6 million in 2013 in the final year of his contract. He said he wants to coach next year, but it's possible Lurie could persuade him to take a season off and perhaps help out in the front office in an "advisory" role.

Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko denied several reports that Lurie had already fired Reid, saying they were "absolutely, 100 percent" untrue.

"I've been doing it a long time. I have respect for Jeff Lurie. I go in eyes wide open," Reid said. "Either way, I understand. Whatever he chooses will be the right thing. He always does things for the best interests of the Eagles."

Eli Manning did his part to keep the Giants in the chase with a career-best five touchdown passes. Fans who stuck around were chanting "Let's Go Lions" as the final moments ticked off in the Chicago-Detroit game.

"It hurts," said Manning, who finished 13 of 21 for 208 yards and no interceptions. "Each year you want to make the playoffs to give yourself an opportunity to win a championship; 9-7 last year was good enough. It wasn't good enough this year and we knew it wouldn't be."

After going 6-2, they lost five of eight, including two games by a combined 67-14 to playoff-bound Atlanta and Baltimore.

"The first thing is you don't ever rely on anybody else in this business," said Coughlin. "You've got to take care of your own business. We certainly had our chances. That will be the No. 1 thing I'll talk to the team about."

Manning woke up the offense with touchdown passes of 3 and 38 yards to rookie Rueben Randle, a 15-yarder to David Wilson and a 24-yarder to Victor Cruz just before halftime for a 35-7 lead. He's the first Giant to throw five TD passes in a game since Phil Simms in 1980. His fifth score was a 1-yard pass to fullback Henry Hynoski in the fourth quarter.

Ahmad Bradshaw, who rushed for 107 yards and passed the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career, also scored on a 1-yard run.

Starting for the first time since a concussion against Dallas in early November, Michael Vick threw a 7-yard touchdown to Jeremy Maclin. Vick finished 19 of 35 for 197 yards and one interception before being replaced by Trent Edwards.

The Eagles had hoped to send Reid out on a positive note, but they played poorly.

"We came, we stunk it up and we lost," defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said. "It was terrible. No heart."

Vick, replacing injured rookie Nick Foles, was also reluctant to discuss his future, but he felt for Reid, who gave him a second chance after he got out of prison.

"He's a great man and I love him to death," Vick said. "I wish I could've done more. A lot of players wish they could've done more. Coaches can't play the games."

The Eagles surprised the Giants on a cold and windy day with an onside kick to open the game. However, turnovers have hurt the Eagles all season, and it happened again when Stevie Brown came up with his eighth interception.

Manning needed four plays, finding Randle over the middle for his second touchdown of his rookie season. His third came on the following series when New York went 74 yards in five plays.

The third touchdown was another pass to a rookie, with Wilson catching a 15-yarder, then doing his usual back flip to celebrate.

Game notes


About 400 residents of Newtown, Conn., attended the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles game Sunday. Among them were a few families who lost children in the massacre this month, the Giants said. One was the family of Jack Pinto, the 6-year-old boy buried in a No. 80 jersey of Giants receiver Victor Cruz. ... Bradshaw finished with 1,015 yards rushing. ...Manning fell 52 yards shy of his fourth straight 4,000 yard passing season. ...Brown's 48-yard return gave him 307 yards in interception returns this season, extending his Giants' single-season record. ... Eagles safety Colt Anderson led them with 10 tackles.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PHI
NYG
1st Downs1832
Passing 1st downs
912
Rushing 1st downs
815
1st downs from penalties
15
3rd down efficiency
4-145-8
4th down efficiency
2-40-0
Total Plays6558
Total Yards317397
Yards per play4.96.8
Total Drives910
Passing207212
Comp-Att
21-3714-22
Yards per pass
5.49.2
Interceptions thrown
10
Sacks-Yards Lost
1-41-11
Rushing110185
Rushing Attempts
2735
Yards per rush
4.15.3
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-00-0
Penalties6-521-5
Turnovers10
Fumbles lost
00
Interceptions thrown
10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession28:2731:33

Passing Leaders

PHIC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Vick19/351975.6111-4
Edwards2/2147.0000-0
NYGC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Manning13/212089.9501-11
Carr1/11515.0000-0

Rushing Leaders

PHICARYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy10454.5014
Vick5255.0011
NYGCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bradshaw161076.7117
Wilson15755.0015

Receiving Leaders

PHIRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy56112.2036
Celek34314.3028
NYGRECYDSAVGTDLG
Randle45814.5238
Cruz45213.0124

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPHINYG
nygTD10:42Rueben Randle 3 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 4 plays, 26 yds, 2:01
07
nygTD6:34Rueben Randle 38 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 5 plays, 74 yds, 2:43
014
nygTD1:29David Wilson 15 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 75 yds, 3:10
021
SECOND QUARTERPHINYG
phiTD12:13Jeremy Maclin 7 Yard Pass From Michael Vick (Alex Henery Kick is Good)
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yds, 4:12
721
nygTD6:30Ahmad Bradshaw 1 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 10 plays, 73 yds, 5:40
728
nygTD0:10Victor Cruz 24 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 2 plays, 54 yds, 0:13
735
FOURTH QUARTERPHINYG
nygTD6:58Henry Hynoski 1 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)
Drive info: 14 plays, 88 yds, 9:24
742

Research Notes

The Giants are 8-0 this season when they score at least 21 points, and 0-7 when they score 20 points or fewer.

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