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Andy Reid sounded like a man who knows he’s go­ing to lose his job.

The New York Giants routed Philadel­phia 42-7 on Sun­day in what likely was Reid’s fi­nal game coach­ing the Ea­gles.

“We weren’t very good,” Reid said as re­ports sur­faced that he will be fired to­day. “That’s my re­spon­si­bil­ity and I take com­plete blame for it.”

The Ea­gles (4-12) lost 11 of their fi­nal 12 games and missed the play­offs for the sec­ond straight year for the first time in Reid’s 14 sea­sons. It was their worst record un­der Reid.

Asked if he wants to re­turn in 2013, Reid said: “I’m all in.”

Reid ex­pects to meet with owner Jef­frey Lurie to­day.

“I go in eyes wide open,” Reid said. “Ei­ther way, I un­der­stand. What­ever he chooses will be the right thing. He al­ways does things for the best in­ter­ests of the Ea­gles.”

Sev­eral other teams, in­clud­ing the Jets and Browns, ap­pear head­ing to­ward shake­ups — in their ros­ters, coach­ing staffs or both.

Reid won more games (140) than any coach in the Ea­gles his­tory. He led them to nine play­off ap­pear­ances, six di­vi­sion ti­tles, five NFC cham­pi­onship games and one Su­per Bowl loss.

But he couldn’t win the big one for a city that hasn’t cel­e­brated an NFL ti­tle since 1960.

The Ea­gles haven’t won a play­off game since 2008 and took steps back­ward the past two years. They en­tered both sea­sons with high ex­pec­ta­tions only to fail mis­er­ably.

“We had quite a run,” of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Marty Morn­hin­weg said.

NFL.com re­ported that Reid learned from Lurie on Fri­day that he would coach his fi­nal game Sun­day. The team “strongly” de­nied Reid had al­ready been fired.

Remembering New­town: About 400 res­i­dents of New­town, Conn., at­tended the Ea­gles-Giants game. They ex­changed high-fives with play­ers and ringed the field dur­ing the na­tional an­them. Among them were a few fam­i­lies who lost chil­dren in the school shoot­ing this month, the Giants said. One was the fam­ily of Jack Pinto, the 6-year-old boy buried in a No. 80 jersey of Giants re­ceiver Vic­tor Cruz.

“We cer­tainly wanted to honor and re­spect them,” Gi- ants coach Tom Cough­lin said. “We wanted to try to do our part to help them in the heal­ing process. I hope they left with some in­spi­ra­tion to­day.”

Cow­boys-Red­skins: Washington nickel back De­Jon Gomes was out for Sun­day night’s game with a sprained left knee, while right tackle Tyler Polum­bus was ac­tive af­ter miss­ing prac­tice with a con­cus­sion, and quar­ter­back Robert Grif­fin III was wear­ing a brace on his sprained right knee. Dal­las line­backer DeMar­cus Ware was ac­tive de­spite shoul­der and el­bow in­juries.

Rams sta­dium dis­pute: Ar­bi­tra­tion re­gard­ing the fu­ture of the St. Louis Rams is sched­uled to be­gin Jan. 14, pit­ting the NFL team, which wants an up­graded sta­dium, against the agency that runs the Ed­ward Jones Dome, which wants a re­newed lease for the sta­dium.

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