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Coughlin reiterates his stance, winless Giants still standing by Manning

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) runs off the field after the Giants' 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) runs off the field after the Giants' 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) walks off the field after the Giants' 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) walks off the field after the Giants' 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) watch from the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) watch from the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

With an 0-6 record, Tom Coughlin is considering a lot of things to improve the New York Giants.

Changing quarterbacks isn't one of them.

Coughlin on Thursday said Eli Manning has led the Giants to many victories in his 10-year career and he fully expects the two-time Super Bowl MVP to do it again.

The 67-year-old coach was asked about benching the struggling Manning in a conference call with the Minnesota media in advance of Monday night's game against the Vikings (1-4) at MetLife Stadium. He quickly dismissed the idea.

His view had not changed on Thursday.

Manning seemed surprised when asked about his status Thursday when the Giants returned for practice. He said he is working to correct his mistakes and hoping to make the plays to get a win.