QB Eli Manning
September 16, 2015
Q: How important is it to get everything erased from Sunday night?
A: I think you play in this league long enough to know thatís what you have to do. There are going to be good games, bad games, but itís all about moving on to the next one. You have to learn from every game and you have to get ready. I felt like we had a good practice today, we have a good game plan, going against a team thatís good; they played well on Monday night and got a big win. Theyíll be coming in fired up and we have to play better and find a way to win.
Q: Fans probably take the loss harder than the players do; that being the case, how important is it to get off to a fast start against the Falcons?
A: You always want to get off to a fast start and hopefully we can do that, but we have to play the game. We have to play four quarters and do whatever it takes to get a win.
Q: Whatís the key to winning this week?
A: I think usually what the key to winning is every week, protect the football, convert on third downs, score when you get in the red zone, play smart football, physical, and make some plays.
Q: Do you accept Rashadís [Jennings] apology?
A: Yeah, Rashad didnít do anything wrong and we chatted and talked. Weíre great, weíve moved on from it, and now weíre going to play football.
Q: Because this team has had six-game losing streaks the past two seasons, does a loss like what happened Sunday night linger?
A: No, I donít think the previous seasons affect this season. Each year is a new year, youíve got new players, youíve got new guys, and so you take each game for what it is in each season, and go out there and play the next game.
Q: What was positive that came out of the game for you?
A: I thought we made some good plays. I thought we were close on some other plays. We just have to make those tight plays. Thereís going to be some throws and some plays that arenít going to be wide open, and not going to be easy. I have to make better throws and guys have to make catches. We were close on a number of plays of breaking some big ones. We had some mistakes that we can definitely fix and so I thought we moved the ball, had some nice drives, but we have to learn how to finish them.
Q: Is this game even more important because of how the first game ended?
A: I think you go on and you play the next game. We have a good week of preparation, I thought todayís energy, enthusiasm, and preparation was good, so you start there. Each week, get a good game plan and you go out there. It should be a great environment, get to play a home game, first home game of the season is always fun, great crowd and hopefully we give them what they want.