New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) flips while celebrating a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press
New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) celebrates with teammate Victor Cruz (80) after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press
A contingent of teachers, parents, and students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., take part in ceremonies before Sunday's game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. The school was the site of a mass shooting on Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)The Associated Press
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Eli Manning threw a career-high five touchdown passes and the New York Giants kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 42-7 win over Philadelphia on Sunday in what might have been Andy Reid's final game as the Eagles' coach.
The Giants (9-7) needed 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 defending Super Bowl champions did their part against Michael Vick and their NFC East rivals. The Giants put themselves in a tough spot to reach the playoffs, losing five of seven prior to Sunday, including two games by a combined 67-14 margin to playoff-bound Atlanta and Baltimore.
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