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Giants rout Eagles 42-7 but miss playoffs

Updated: December 31, 2012, 4:50 AM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants rediscovered their pride and dignity in the final weekend of the regular season.

The playoff berth that appeared to be a formality for the defending Super Bowl champions after 6-2 start, however, eluded them.

Despite getting a career-best five touchdown passes from Eli Manning, New York's playoff hopes ended Sunday minutes after a 42-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles when Chicago beat Detroit 26-24.

"It's frustrating and it will ...

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