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Giants news, 12/18: 12th loss ties franchise record

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Giants heading for worst 16-game season in team history

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants
Eli Manning and Steve Spagnuolo leave the field on Sunday.
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After Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants need a win and a tie in their final two games to avoid the worst 16-game season in franchise history. At 2-12, they would need to win both games to better the 3-12-1 record compiled by the 1983 team.

The 12 losses ties a franchise record, set in 1966 (1-12-1), 1974 (2-12), 1980 (4-12), 2003 (4-12) and 1983.

The Giants also dropped to 0-10 in NFC games and 0-5 in NFC East games.

Eli Manning notes

Manning’s 434 yards passing on Sunday was the fourth-highest total of his career.

Manning’s only other 300-yard passing game this season also came against Philadelphia, when he passed for 366 yards in Week 3.

Manning has now thrown more touchdown passes (51) against the Eagles than against any other opponent.

Other game notes

Evan Engram had a career-high eight receptions for 87 yards.

Running back Orleans Darkwa had few yards rushing (7) than carries (9).

Marvin Lewis for GM?

Could Marvin Lewis be stepping down as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals to signal the Giants that he wants to be considered for their vacant GM job? There was some discussion when the news broke on Sunday that the long-time Bengals coach would like a front-office role, in Cincinnati or elsewhere.