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Takeaways from Manning’s time with the media on Wednesday

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The New York Giants got their first win of the season on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Houston Texans 27-22. Following practice on Wednesday, Big Blue quarterback Eli Manning spoke with the media about the win and about the team moving forward. Below are some takeaways from his conversation with the media.

On what he liked the most about the offense in Sunday’s game...

I liked a bunch of things, I thought we got off to a fast start, which is great, going down and getting the touchdown and responded and kept – first half was impressive,” Manning said. “Third quarter didn’t do as well, but when we needed a drive at the end, also responded and got a touchdown at the very end to seal the victory. Those are two good things to build off and knowing we have that ability to when you need a drive and you got to get something going, we can go make it.”

On how the team can build off last week’s win...

I think last week we had great urgency and understanding what we had to fix it and get better,” Manning said. “I think you have to have that same mentality. We got to fix things from last week that there were mistakes and I think that’s the mindset is to get better and improve each and every week.”

On whether Drew Brees is an inspiration for what he is doing at 39...

Yeah it’s been impressive,” Manning said. “What he’s been able to do, the way he’s playing this year, the last couple of years. He hasn’t dropped off, still moving around, making plays and throwing it as good as ever.”

On what allows quarterbacks to play so long in the league...

“It’s not extremely taxing on your body,” Manning said. “Besides your arm, practices aren’t brutal. Games you can take a few hits, but you don’t necessarily have to be fast or be explosive and those types of things which can kind of – you could lose at an older age, but guys are taking care of their bodies better, they’re taking care of their arm, more arm care and if you could still keep a strong arm and still keep your joints healthy where you can move around a little bit, you can continue to play.”