DeAngelo Hall doesn't think there was anything special about what New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning did on his game-winning 77-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz late in Sunday's game.
"I don't feel like he made that play,'' Hall said, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. "I feel we gave him that play. We just had one guy set his feet and one guy not do this. I could have thrown that ball and he would have scored. It wasn't something where he was a rocket scientist and he figured something out. We just played that as bad as possible."
Manning has responded by simply thanking Hall in deadpan fashion, per Schwartz.
"I appreciate him giving it to me...thank you,'' said Manning on Wednesday. "I didn't say it took a rocket scientist to figure it out, either. You got a guy running open and you hit him. I wasn't offended by it. I never claimed it was some great read or something we had planned or figured out. Hey, Vic ran a good route, he was open, you hit him and that's all I really think about it.''
This rivalry is going to get really good over the next few years.
On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...
From Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: New Dallas linebacker and potential Sean Lee replacement Ernie Sims has never played in a 3-4 defense. He doesn't seem concerned with that.
From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: Hakeem Nicks is finally beginning to feel like himself.
From Jenny Vrentas of The (Newark) Star-Ledger: No David Baas or Ahmad Bradshaw at Giants practice Wednesday.
From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: If Jason Peters has any chance of playing this season, we'll know by Nov. 27.
From CSN Philly's Reuben Frank: With Nate Allen back at practice, the Eagles are very healthy coming off the bye week.
From Stephen Whyno and Rich Campbell of The Washington Times: Pierre Garcon is week-to-week after being diagnosed with a plantar plate tear.
From Dan Daly of The Washington Times: The Redskins offense is thriving thanks to diversity. Although I have no idea what an old, old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era has to do with it.