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Experts react to Giants' win over Eagles


Media experts give their take on the Giants following Sunday's win over the Eagles:

"On the heels of the 5-3 Giants' 28-23 win over the Eagles on Sunday in New Jersey, noting Eli Manning:

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•  He's the last quarterback to look like an iron man, but Manning, 35, hasn't missed a football game in 12 years; his streak of 202 straight starts, including playoffs, is third all-time among QBs. It's amazing. He never even winces in pain.

•  His 257-yard day Sunday moved him into ninth place all-time on the passing yards list, with 46,428. No. 8 Fran Tarkenton is only three good Sundays away. Everyone ahead of Manning is either in Canton or a lock to be there.

•  His four touchdown passes Sunday gave him 306, good for seventh all-time. Three-and-a-half more years at his pace, and Manning will be in range of Dan Marino, at 420. That's a very big assumption at 35, but seeing quarterbacks play the way they do (Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning), being prolific in their late 30s is no surprise.

A quarterback cannot do it on his own. Manning has had zero running game, a leaky offensive line and some good to great receivers in the past two or three years. The fact that he's ahead of draft-classmates Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers in the above numbers games and has won two Super Bowls says tons about Manning."

"Beckham responded by catching two touchdown passes in the first half. The Eagles secondary couldn't keep Giants receivers out of the end zone; New York seemed to score on every other drive. Eli Manning shredded Philly's defense for four touchdown passes and 257 yards. Eli's performance moved him past Vinny Testaverde for ninth-place on the NFL's all-time passing yards list (46,428). Eli is now 25,512 yards behind his brother for the No. 1 spot on the list.

"One thing is certainly new and different. Thanks to a three-game winning streak, the Giants (5-3) are legitimate playoff contenders in November for the first time since 2012.

And the Giants appear to have a new attitude when confronted with adversity: They have decided to go down fighting."

"Second-year Giants star Landon Collins continues to rival Arizona's Tony Jefferson as the premier playmaking box safety in the league. In addition to a game-high 12 tackles, Collins added an interception and a sack, augmenting his already strong Pro Bowl case."

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