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Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here is your Thursday morning notebook.

Giants' quarterback Eli Manning talked Wednesday about what this week has been like dealing with the impact of the massive storm that hit the New York-New Jersey area. Here is part of Manning's Wednesday transcript:

Q: Is it a challenge to put the reality of what happened aside?
A: I think we've had a couple of days to be with our families and kind of deal with the situation and it's not easy. Obviously, there's still a lot of issues and no power and the home life is different and has its challenges but I think once you get into the facility and get here and start working out and get around the teammates, it will be a good little break to kind of get away from that and once you get here everything feels pretty normal.

Q: What are you thinking when you see the water in your lobby?
A: I saw water coming over the Hudson river into the streets and you see cars completely covered with water and so obviously it can be scary and the wind was blowing and the windows were shaking and you just hope everything holds up and the building holds up and the windows don't crack, but everything didn't and you make it through that Monday night and you wake up Tuesday with the water all gone. It's back where it should be and you just kind of start figuring out what you're going to do the next couple of days.

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