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Coaching staffs try not to go overboard

The Panthers and Patriots must avoid over-analyzing game plans with an extra week before the Super Bowl.

Updated: January 22, 2004, 1:18 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

One of the most effective defensive game plans in championship contest history, the design with which the underdog New York Giants blunted the explosive Buffalo Bills attack for a one-point victory in Super Bowl XXV, was drawn up on the fly.

Literally.

BelichickJammed into an airplane seat, on the way to Tampa after having upset San Francisco on the West Coast in the NFC championship game, then-Giants defensive coordinator Bill Belichick scribbled out the obtuse X's that stymied ...

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