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Giants rest Manning, Brady sits out for Pats in preseason finale

Updated: August 29, 2008, 2:19 AM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The so-called Super Bowl rematch between the Giants and Patriots went on Thursday night without its biggest stars -- Tom Brady and Eli Manning.

Brady not surprisingly missed his fourth straight preseason game with an injury to his right foot. The NFL MVP insisted earlier this week that he would be ready for the Patriots' season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs a week from Sunday.

Manning's absence was a surprise.

Coach Tom Coughlin had said ...

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