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Loose fit: Giants just fine with underdog role

The Giants go into Sunday's Super Bowl just like another team from New York did 39 years ago -- as heavy underdogs. And we know how that turned out, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Originally Published: February 2, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- The New York Giants had barely started celebrating their NFC championship win at Green Bay when a startling text message brought them back to earth.

As the players, coaches and staff settled in for their return charter flight to New York, running back Reuben Droughns got the news from a friend -- the Giants had been established as 13 ½-point underdogs to the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Droughns quickly spread the word among his teammates, ...

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