You get into the playoffs, and then you try to get hot and make a run, that’s the goal. Guys understand that it’s tough, it’s hard to do that. And when you’re in this spot, when you’re in this position, you’ve got to take advantage of it because you don’t know if you’re going to get another chance. You don’t know what’s going to happen next year.

You don’t know what players you’ll have or if you’ll be on a different team, or the circumstances with injuries. A lot of things can happen … It’s tough to make it and you’ve got to win big games, and at the end of the season you’ve got to be playing your best football and understand the importance of this.

— Eli Manning on WFAN Monday with Mike Francesa