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Defending Champ Down and Just About Out

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BALTIMORE – The Giants are not officially eliminated from playoff contention but, based on the way they performed in last night’s limp 33-14 loss to the Ravens and the way they are closing out the season, does it really even matter?

 

The Giants look like a shot team, a team ready to close up shop and head home, rather than a defending Super Bowl champion gearing for another post-season push. The Ravens came in on a three-game losing streak but they had no trouble getting back on track, clinching the NFC North division by toying with the Giants from start to finish at M&T Bank Stadium.

 

The Giants (8-7) close out their regular season Sunday at home against the Eagles, no longer in control of their playoff destiny, their post-season hopes on fumes....

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