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Eli Manning called into The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 1050 on Monday afternoon for his weekly spot and was asked if Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Eagles was a tough one to take.

"You know, it was just because you go back, you look at the film, and there were opportunities," Manning said.  "There were chances to make the plays that we didn't, and they played well. They played well. We just never got in sync. There was always something, a reason why we couldn't make a play, or a reason why we couldn't get a first down. We had a couple fourth-and-ones where we couldn't quite go for it. Just short a few times and we never got in a great rhythm."

Manning was then asked about his team's current standing in the playoff race.

"We've got to worry about this week. We've got to get back on track and go to New Orleans. I think our mindset is we've had chances to win every game. The Washington one was the only one we really got somewhat behind and in the fourth quarter we got a little bit too far behind. But all the others, the other three games we've lost, we've been driving the ball and we've gotten inside the 20-yard line or so with a chance to tie the game or go win it and we've fallen short. On five of our six wins, we've been down in the fourth quarter and fought back and won the game on drives in the last couple minutes. We just can't keep putting ourselves in those positions."Justin Tuck joined **WFAN’s Mike Francesa** for his weekly report on Monday afternoon and assessed the loss.

"Obviously we didn't play the game we thought we were going to play coming in," Tuck said. "Anytime you don't match the intensity of a football team, especially one as talented as the Eagles are, you set yourself up to lose football games. And we lost one."

Tuck spoke about the performance of the defense.

"Look at the game, for the most part, other than that long run in the fourth quarter, we shut down [LeSean] McCoy. We get three turnovers. We pretty much had that offense kind of where we wanted all game. Obviously they made some plays here and there. But you hold an offense like that to 10 points heading to the final four minutes of the game and led the turnover battle – if you would have told me that going into the football game, I would have said we won that game handily. So it's tough to sit here on Monday and look back at the film and look at the effort that was displayed – I thought we had great effort. I thought we had guys running to the ball. I thought we had guys showing that they wanted it. It's hard to explain exactly what happened in that football game. It's one of the strangest things I've ever seen in my life."

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