Manning throws 5 TDs in Eagles finale

By WDEL staff 4:34pm, December 30, 2012 - Updated 7:44pm, December 30, 2012
Giants tight end Martellus Bennett (85) celebrates with Rueben Randle (82). (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
The New York Giants routed the Eagles in the likely final game for Eagles head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Michael Vick.

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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