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Post-game quotebook: What the Giants were saying after Monday night loss

Eli Manning, Odell Beckham, others react to 1-6 record

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Another game, another loss for the Giants on Monday night, this one by a 23-20 score to the Atlanta Falcons. The Giants are 1-6 for a second straight year, and we should be used to this by now. Let’s go inside the locker room and see what Giants players were saying after their latest disappointment.

Quarterback Eli Manning

On the failed fourth-down play in the first half where he chose not to throw to Odell Beckham Jr. ...

“Just a little a bootleg moment. Looked back and thought maybe I could get it to Odell [Beckham Jr.], see if he could get it and make some ground but obviously, we had some other guys coming across that could work for me but that’s who I was looking at.”

On the failed quarterback sneaks in the final minute ...

“We’ve been pretty good with the sneaks all year. In that scenario, we tried to surprise them and just get that one-yard with the sneak. We just didn’t have success with it.”

On being 1-6 for a second straight season ...

“I’m not worried about years in a row. Just shocked to be here again this year. The way we work and the players we have, I’m honestly disappointed but that’s what happens when you don’t play to the caliber that we can and we’re not doing that.”

Other players

Odell Beckham Jr. on moving forward at 1-6 ...

“I think that’ll be the true test of your character, the grit, the determination. The ultimate measure of a man is how he stands in moments of challenge and controversy. Who you are when things are going well is not a true testament to your character. It’s when times are like this. I hate saying this, but we’ve just got to keep working and just got to keep fighting. You’ve got to keep your hard hat on and keep digging. You never know how close you are unless you stop digging. That’s all we can do. We put ourselves in a hole. Dig yourself out.”

Evan Engram, also on being 1-6 ...

“We’re in this. We can’t go anywhere. We can’t just quit on the season. It’s definitely somewhere we don’t want to be, but we’ve got to keep working. We have no choice.

“We know we have talent. We’re doing things. We’re just not putting the big picture together. That’s what’s frustrating. Like I said, we’re in it and can’t go anywhere. We’re just going to keep working, and it will eventually pop.”

Center Spencer Pulley on his first start ...

“Obviously, it wasn’t good enough. We didn’t play good enough to get the win, but we did some good things. Obviously, we did some bad things. We will have to watch the film to see what was going on. The run game has obviously got to be better, and that’s something we got to work on. We need to be more in sync as an offensive line, I think. That’s something we’re going to have to watch and learn as a group.”

Cornerback Janoris Jenkins on the 47-yard touchdown pass he gave up ...

“We had a roll coverage. We were playing where the safety pops out to the corner, and I pop out to the half. They ran a corner-post and threw it to the far hash and caught the ball.

“I think I have to stay further inside, but it was just a good play call by them. I got to do better on my end and just move forward.”