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Post-game quotebook: What Giants were saying after beating Washington

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Let’s hear from the players

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s go inside the locker room and see what players were saying after Sunday’s overwhelming 40-16 victory over the Washington Redskins.

Eli Manning on the offense running through Saquon Barkley ...

“He’s a tremendous player, I think we’re starting to figure out that offense runs through him a little bit. When we run the ball well, it just sets up everything else, sets up the play action, sets up so much.”

Manning on the final three games ...

Every game is going to be different. You don’t expect next week to be a game like this. We just have to keep playing hard, play for each other, rely on both sides of the ball to do their job, and go find ways to win. This was a fun one to have it, but we got to get back to work and have a great week of preparation playing an unfamiliar Tennessee team that’s playing good football. We just have to get ready to go out and play well.”

Barkley on being the only Giants rookie with more than 1,000 rushing yards ...

“That is an awesome feeling to be the first one to do that. But, even though my name goes down as the first Giants running back to do it, you don’t do that yourself. Got to give credit to the offensive line all year. Every single guy went out there and we were able to get that record together.”

Barkley on apologizing to the team after dropping a pass ...

“After the drop I went to those guys, I went to the line, the quarterback and the wide receivers and said ‘that series is on me, I’m going to make up for it. I promise you guys.’ And we were able to do that.”

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard on the collective effort ...

“It was a great feeling. Everybody got a chance to shine today, and it was just a collective team effort. Everybody came with the mindset that we were going to come in and do this and we were able to execute and get it done.”

Post-game notes

  • The Giants improved their all-time regular-season record against Washington to 100-68-4 to become the first NFL franchise with 100 regular-season victories against another franchise.
  • The Giants’ 24-point margin of victory was their largest since a 36-7 triumph at Tennessee on Dec. 7, 2014, and their largest in a division game since a 45-14 rout of the Redskins in Washington on Sept. 25, 2014.
  • Manning’s 197 passing yards increased his career total to 55,142. He is the seventh quarterback in NFL history with at least 55,000 passing yards. Manning passed the milestone on a perfect 30-yard pass to Corey Coleman up the left sideline that set up the Giants’ first offensive touchdown in the second quarter.

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