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In these dire times, the Packers and Giants will be leaning on their coaches on Sunday. Green Bay, without its star quarterback, has lost two in a row and is in danger of falling out of the playoff picture at 5-4. New York, thanks to playing in the woeful NFC East, is alive and (relatively) well at 3-6.

NBC pulled the plug on a primetime matchup between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. Someone, however, forgot to pull the plug on the Giants. Like Rasputin, the Giants simply won't die. They didn't die in 2007, when a loss to the Packers sent them to 0-2. They didn't die in 2011, when a four-game losing streak — the last of which came at the hands of the Packers — sent them to 6-...

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