Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 4:34pm
Manning throws 5 TDs in Eagles finale
Updated Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 7:44pm
The New York Giants routed the Eagles in the likely final game for Eagles head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Michael Vick.
|Giants tight end Martellus Bennett (85) celebrates with Rueben Randle (82). (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)|
But the lopsided win also marked the end of the Giants season.
The Giants (9-7) saw their playoff hopes end minutes after posting a 42-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles when Chicago beat Detroit 26-24 to eliminate the defending Super Bowl champions from playoff contention.
It marks seven straight seasons the Super Bowl champion has failed to win a playoff game the following year.
The Giants came into the regular-season finale needing to beat the Eagles (4-12), have Chicago and Minnesota lose and have Dallas either lose or tie against Washington to advance to the postseason.
The Bears ended the Giants' hopes on a day Eli Manning threw a career-high five touchdown passes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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