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Eli and Tuck Interview Recaps


Defensive captain Justin Tuck joined WFAN's Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on [Tuesday morning.]( Tuck&podcastartist=Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton&stationid=91&tag=&dcid=CBS.NY )

Tuck was asked about the team's mindset heading into Philadelphia when the public wasn't giving them a chance to win.

"We really did a good job of not really paying attention to what people said. I mean, obviously we knew that no one was really giving us a shot but those 53 guys in that locker room. But we like it like that. For some reason, though, these teams with the Giants I've been on, they play well when no one's giving them a shot, when we're kind of backed in a corner."

Tuck added: "I think our mindset was basically as simple as this – finish. When we got that 14-point lead, we kind of got besides ourselves a little bit and then before the half, they were only down by one. We got some penalties, some stupid penalties, gave them some points there. But the whole second half, our mentality was just 'finish.' When we got that last score, it looked like the game was over, but everybody is walking on the sideline saying 'finish' because of obviously what happened last year."

Carton then asked what Tuck would tell the fans who are worried about a letdown against the Cardinals this week after the big division win.

"I'm not really concerned about it because I just heard it in the locker room. We heard it in the locker room before we got on the bus – 'Hey, we'll celebrate this today, but come Monday, we'll focus on Arizona.' I think our focus has shifted because we understand that we got a long season. This is only Week 3.

Eli Manning joined "The Michael Kay Show" on ESPN 1050 on Monday afternoon. Kay asked him the importance of Sunday's win."That was definitely a big win. The difference between 2-1 and 1-2 seems like all the world. And then obviously playing Philadelphia, a team we haven't beaten in a while and a good team, to come out playing away in a tough stadium, it was definitely good to come out there and get that win."

Kay brought up the previous six-game losing streak to the Eagles and asked how much that weighed on the team.

"It's definitely motivational, but as players, you don't always think like that. You don't remember the last game, you don't remember how long it's been. The last time we played them at home, offensively we did a lot of good things, had an opportunity to beat them. We let that game slip away. We didn't want the same thing to happen. We got off to a fast start, which was helpful, and we slowed down a little bit. We got hot again in the fourth quarter, won the fourth quarter to secure that win."

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