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Giants coach Tom Coughlin blame him for Giants miserable start, not Eli Manning

  • New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin responds to questions during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Eagles won the game 36-21. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin responds to questions during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Eagles won the game 36-21. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants' Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Eagles won 36-21. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Giants' Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Eagles won 36-21. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after throwing an interception to Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Boykin during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after throwing an interception to Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Boykin during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

Tom Coughlin wants everybody to stop blaming Eli Manning for the New York Giants' miserable start.

Speaking in a conference call Monday after the Giants' record fell to 0-5 with a 36-21 loss to Philadelphia, Coughlin said the blame for the team's worst since 1987 should be directed toward him.

Once money in the fourth quarter, Manning has struggled with the game on the line this season. He has thrown a league-high 12 interceptions, including three on consecutive series in the fourth quarter Sunday.

Nick Foles turned two of the picks into Eagles touchdown passes.

Coming into 2013, Manning had led 24 fourth-quarter comebacks, That was third among active quarterbacks, behind big brother, Peyton, and Tom Brady.

Coughlin said Manning is trying to do too much, and not getting help.