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These five rivalries haven't stood test of time

These five rivalries used to grip legions of NFL fans. Now they evoke heavy sighs.

Originally Published: September 11, 2008
By Jeff Miller | Special to ESPN.com

Faded jeans are great. They have a terrific feel. Faded rivalries, not so much. They serve as melancholy reminders of what was but is no more. Here are five rivalries that evoke heavy sighs:

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