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Giants defensive line slumping as 49ers loom

Updated: October 11, 2012, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' defensive line is in a slump.

The sacks and quarterback hits that marked the line's performance in the run to the Super Bowl last season have become few and far between.

For the season, the group that features All-Pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and two-time Pro Bowl ends Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora has been limited to eight sacks and 14 overall quarterback hits in five games.

That's less than two sacks a game and less than ...

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