Giants quarterback Eli Manning and head coach Tom Coughlin have issued an apology to fans for their poor play this season. New York's 41-9 loss to Carolina on Sunday hurt the team's playoff chances and they vanished when Dallas defeated Washington later on in the day. "I apologize. I'm sorry. I wish I had an answer," Manning said Monday. "I wish we could have come out and played better football. I don't have the answer to why it happened or why it has happened kind of throughout the season where we have been up and down in our play." "I do think the one thing that I want to say to our fans is that, to a man, we'd like to apologize for yesterday," Coughlin said. "I think that for whatever reason a team that had an awful lot to play for, that had opportunities there, that was playing in Giants Stadium for the last regular-season game, didn't play up to our capabilities. It's been a very frustrating thing."