September 18, 2006 New York Giants Injury Report: TE Jeremy Shockey’s ankle was bothering him so much late in the game against the Eagles that he did not play in overtime. Head Coach Tom Coughlin said yesterday that Shockey’s ankle was “sore again and it’s got some swelling, so…I think he was going for further tests, but he’s had these tests before.”

“I hope we get him (for the Seattle game),” Coughlin said. “It’s been a process where we’ve gotten him toward the end of the week. We thought he was better the second week than he was the first week. I’m holding out that perhaps he’ll be at least equal to where he’s been the last couple of weeks. We’ll have to see.”

Safety James Butler sprained his knee and is day-to-day.

Article on QB Eli Manning: Manning Doesn’t Lose His Cool During the Giants Comeback by John Branch of The New York Times

Notes and Quotes: Last Sunday’s dramatic Giants-Eagles game will be re-aired tonight at 8:00PM on The NFL Network.

DE Osi Umenyiora on the defensive improvement in the game against the Eagles: “We didn’t change any calls, we didn’t change anything in the fourth quarter. We just executed better ourselves.”

DE Michael Strahan on the overtime win against the Eagles: “I always think about everybody here in New York or wherever watching the game and how they’re probably saying, ‘The Giants suck.’ I’m always thinking about that – in every bar in New York City they’re probably throwing glasses and stuff. I’m very sure that changed a lot later in the game when we came back…The way this victory came about, it almost feels better than if we had just gone there and blown them out. To be honest with you, this team at this point needed something to bring us together and maybe this is what we needed.”

RG Chris Snee on the win: “It’s tough to describe the feeling that was in that locker room after the game. Hugs were going all around. It was a great, great comeback win. There’s no other way to describe it. It carried over. Everyone had a good feeling today. We were thinking about the good plays that we had. We were thinking about the bad plays, too, but the win kind of eases everything.”

Snee on the offensive line’s performance: “Chalk it up to a bad day for the O-line. You don’t like to give up one sack, let alone eight. We went from giving up none to giving up eight, which is almost a third of the total sacks we gave up last year. It’s inexcusable.”

RT Kareem McKenzie on the offensive line’s performance: “We have to play better. We can’t expect to give up eight sacks and win every week. It’s something where we have to pick it up as an offensive line and an offense as a whole. We have to perform better throughout four quarters and not wait or make it a five-quarter game. We have to be able to play well in those 60 minutes that we’re given and make it a decisive win for ourselves, if that’s possible.”

HB Brandon Jacobs on why he pummeled PK David Akers of the Eagles after Ackers smacked into Director of Player Development Charles Way on the sideline: “You can’t bump into one of my coaches and get away with it.”

LT Luke Petitgout on Charles Way getting hit: “I didn’t know who it was (who got hit) at the time. But I knew (Akers) put his head down and purposely tried to hit one of our guys in the head with his helmet or try to be a punk and cheap shot somebody. Especially a (team official) who’s standing there with nothing on, in street clothes. I tried to let him know that doesn’t happen. He tried to cheap shot somebody and I’m a protector. My job is to protect people. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. But I think he got the message.”