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N.Y. Defense Flummoxes Rodgers

Doug Mills/New York Times

ometimes it is most obvious in body language. Aaron Rodgers’s shoulders drooped. He put his hands on his hips and kicked at the dirt. His head turned from side to side, as if he were looking for something — because something was definitely missing. His stride shortened, and his walk back to the sideline took longer with each trip to the bench.

This is what the Giants’ defense — at least the Giants’ postseason defense in 2012 and 2008 — can do to elite quarterbacks in big games.

It’s all too easy, and commonplace, to try to compare the Giants’ current run through the playoffs to their Super...

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