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New York Giants beat Dolphins, 31-24

It was entertaining.

And it was disheartening.

It was also a game that mathematically eliminated the Miami Dolphins from any playoff hopes. Officially.

The Dolphins secondary, still wearing skid marks, was atrocious. Eli Mannning completed 27 of 31 passes for 337 yards and four touchdowns.

The Miami offense didn't have enough juice to keep up -- despite playing the No. 32 rated pass defense.

The Dolphins put up 24 points, more than they have in several weeks. But receivers dropped six passes. Lamar Miller had 69 yards in the first half and only 20 in the second half.

And here's the money stat: Dolphins had 12 penalties for 123 yards. That's a coaching staff killer.

The Giants had three penalties for 25 yards.

"Inexcusable," coach Dan Campbell said.

It is much of the same.

This loss was so Dolphins.