Manning throws 5 TDs, but Giants out of playoffs

Manning throws 5 TDs, but Giants out of playoffs

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Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 30 at 2:51 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - There will be no repeat for the New York Giants. Not even a playoff berth.

The Giants (9-7) saw their playoff hopes end minutes after posting a 42-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles when Chicago beat Detroit 26-24 to eliminate the defending Super Bowl champions from playoff contention.

It marks seven straight seasons the Super Bowl champion has failed to win a playoff game the following year.

The Giants came into the regular-season finale needing to beat the Eagles (4-12), have Chicago and Minnesota lose and have Dallas either lose or tie against Washington to advance to the postseason.

The Bears ended the Giants' hopes on a day Eli Manning threw a career-high five touchdown passes.
 

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