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New York Giants news, 12/19: Same offense, only better

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The New York Giants accumulated season highs in yards (504) and first downs (27) on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. They had two explosive touchdown plays of more than 50 yards. They scored a season-high 29 points, and would have crossed 30 for the first time in two seasons if not for some botched special teams plays.

Yet, quarterback Eli Manning said Monday that it was “still the same offense” that had been threatening to score a franchise low in points for a 16-game season.

Just with better results.

“It’s still all of the stuff that’s in the system that we’ve done before,” Manning said, pointing to faster tempo as a positive.

“I thought Sully [offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan] did a good job of kind of mixing it up and doing all the consecutive plays and just having different ways of doing things,” Manning said. “So, it was productive. The fast play, we were able to get some big plays off of it.”

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