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The Giants (3-6) will try to end a four-game skid when they host the San Francisco 49ers (5-4) in a game between two of the league's most successful and storied franchises.

Kickoff: 1:00pm

Site: MetLife Stadium

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Some things to watch for today in the Giants-49ers game....

When the Giants have the ball: ?They will attempt to run again, but the offensive line matches up poorly against the San Francisco front, which is one of the most physical in football. ?Niners' DT Justin Smith is one of the toughest players in the league and the interior of the Giants line will have their hands full.

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One more day until the Giants attempt to put an end to their misery with a win over the battered San Francisco 49ers.

Yesterday, the Niners declared two more defensive players out of tomorrow's game: DT?Ian Williams (fibula) and safety Jimmie Ward (foot). ?This week, they placed their All-Pro MLB Patrick Willis (toe) on IR and are still not ready ready to activate Navorro Bowman (knee) from the PUP list.

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"They are very good against the run."

-49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh on the Giants defense

Uh, really? The Giants are currently ranked last in the NFL in total defense surrendering 404.9 yards and 27.4 points per game. And they haven't looked good doing it.

I guess Harbaugh does not look at the league stat sheets like most of his peers do. The first thing Tom Coughlin does in his weekly prep presser is rattle off the opponent's stats and league rankings.

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This Sunday, the Giants (3-6) will try to end their freefall into the NFC East basement when the San Francisco 49ers (5-4) roll into MetLife Stadium. Many expect the fall to continue.

The Giants are coming off an embarrassing showing in Seattle, where the Seahawks made NFL history with a 350-yard rushing performance. The Niners are flying high again after defeating the Saints in New Orleans in overtime.

San Francisco is beatable. They are 3-3 on the road this season, but the Giants been having trouble competing against top teams the past year or two, so look for the Niners to grab a road win here.

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Despite the huge worldwide stage, the teams in the Super Bowl have to simply stick to what got them there rather than try to change their whole game plan at the last minute.

For the San Francisco 49ers, relying on a dynamic rushing attack has led them to this point, and that rushing game could lead the 49ers to a Super Bowl win.

San Francisco averaged 155.7 rushing yards per game, which ranked the team fourth in the NFL. This rushing attack kept the 49ers on the field, allowing its top-notch defense to be well-rested whenever it took the field.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 49ers, colin kaepernick, Frank Gore, harbowl, Editorial Aside, ravens, ray lewis, rushing game, Super Bowl
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This Sunday?s games will decide who will fight for the chance to replace the Giants as Super Bowl champions.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these games in the comments section. Good luck!

Divisional Round Record: 2-2

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 49ers, AFC, championship round, Falcons, NFC, NFL, patriots, playoffs, Editorial Aside, ravens, Super Bowl
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Time is running out to finish above .500. For this week, I will try to pick games that actually mean something.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 15 Record: 2-2

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, giants, nfl picks, Editorial Aside, redskins, Steelers, week 16
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Lots of shaking up in the NFC playoff picture this week. Even with all the possible scenarios, if the Giants win both games, they make the playoffs.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 12-2 (Last week, 1): The Falcons rebounded in a huge way after a Week 14 loss to the Panthers to pound the Giants. This is the type of win that could give a team momentum heading into the playoffs.

2.?Green Bay Packers 10-4 (Last week, 2): The Packers clinched the NFC North division title with a win over the Bears.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Falcons, giants, NFC, NFC Rankings, packers, Editorial Aside, power rankings, seahawks
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The NFC East will be a tight race down the stretch, but it?s looking like the NFC West will be too.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 11-2 (Last week, 1): The Falcons were embarrassed by the Panthers, but they retain the top spot. The Giants can really send Atlanta a message this weekend.

2.?Green Bay Packers 9-4 (Last week, 2): The Packers battled the Lions in the snow to pick up a victory. Just imagine if this team was healthy all season?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Falcons, giants, NFC, NFC East, NFC Rankings, NFC West, packers, Editorial Aside, power rankings
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A big win from the Giants moves them up a spot. The Falcons just keep pulling out wins to remain in the top spot.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 10-1 (Last week, 1): The Falcons relied on a late touchdown to earn a win over the Buccaneers. It?s been getting a little more difficult, but Atlanta is still winning close games.

2.?San Francisco 49ers 8-2-1 (Last week, 2): Colin Kaepernick was at it again as the 49ers earned a sound win over the Saints. Two defensive touchdowns helped as well.

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The Falcons suffered their first loss of the season, while the Bears and Giants both lost and 49ers tied.

1.??? Atlanta Falcons 8-1 (Last week, 1): The Falcons won?t be finishing this season undefeated, but they remain in the top spot. Again, this is just a formality at this point, as Atlanta will have to show it can win in the playoffs.

2.?? Chicago Bears 7-2 (Last week, 2): Holding the Houston Texans to just 13 points was an accomplishment for the Bears? defense, but the injury to Jay Cutler stunted any sort of offensive attack. But defense wins games in this league, keeping the Bears at No. 2.

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Lots of shake-up this week, especially after all four teams in the NFC East suffered losses. The Falcons remain unbeaten and on top.

1.??? Atlanta Falcons 8-0 (Last week, 1): It wasn?t exactly pretty, but the Falcons earned the win over the Cowboys. They?ll on the division-rival Saints this week.

2.?? Chicago Bears 7-1 (Last week, 4): Chicago?s defense has been unstoppable, and the team blew out the Titans on the road last Sunday.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, bears, Falcons, giants, NFC, Editorial Aside, power rankings, rankings
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Falcons remain on top, but there?s not much shake-up this week. Here are the rankings for Week 9:

1. Atlanta Falcons 7-0 (Last week, 1): The Falcons continue their unbeaten streak after a sound beating of the Eagles.

2. New York Giants 6-2 (Last week, 2): It wasn?t pretty, but the Giants? win over the Cowboys keeps them in the No. 2 position and allowed Big Blue some breathing room in the NFC East.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Falcons, giants, power rankings, week 9
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San Francisco fans were so unhappy with their pass rush Sunday, they took it upon themselves to do some damage.

The New Jersey State Police are investigating a break-in at a private parking lot in East Rutherford, N.J., where the Giants' players park their cars, that occurred while the team was on the West Coast to face the 49ers.

According to reports, the thieves broke into and burglarized the Giants' players cars, and a 1996 Chevy Caprice was stolen from the premises.

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Finally, the Giants defensive front got consistent pressure on an opposing quarterback. Ironically, this strong up-front performance came against arguably the league?s best offensive line in the San Francisco 49ers.

Of note, the Giants did an impeccable job stopping the run against the league?s top rushing team.

On a good number of plays, Jason Pierre-Paul, normally a defensive end, lined up at the defensive tackle position. Maybe it was just being able to see the game from a different angle, but JPP seemed to thrive in this role, recording three tackles, two sacks and a pass deflection.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, defense, defensive end, defensive tackle, Jason Pierre-Paul, JPP, Justin Tuck, matthias miwanuka, NY Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Perry Fewell, Editorial Aside, redskins, RGIII, Tom Coughlin
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The Giants' blowout victory over the 49ers yesterday said a lot about Big Blue.

But just how much?

The Giants earned a series of "firsts" and caused a series of "firsts" for the 49ers.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Adrian Tracy, Ahmad Bradshaw, Alex Smith, Eli Manning, giants, Giants-49ers, Jacquian Williams, Jason Pierre-Paul, Mathias Kiwanuka, Editorial Aside, price amukamara, Prince Amukamara, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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The 49ers talked all week about revenge. In the NFL revenge talk is unprofessional. As Paul Newman said in The Sting: "Revenge is for suckers," and that is what the 49ers were yesterday - suckers.

They may have forgotten who they were dealing with. The New York Football Giants are one of the few teams in the NFL that you do not put into a corner.

They go to the draft every year and sign free agents. They hold training camp and practices just like everyone else. Last time I checked, there was a weight room at TIMEX. The Giants have big, strong, tough guys, too. A bunch of talk isn't going to deter them. In fact, it wakes them up.

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by Jon Wagner / SNYGiants Columnist

Not even last year?s Super Bowl champion version of the New York Giants did what this year?s Giants did on Sunday at Candlestick Park.

Last season, New York used a few lucky breaks to barely get by the San Francisco 49ers on the road, in overtime, to reach Super Bowl XLVI, eleven weeks after coming up just short in a close loss on the same field.

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Giants? safety Antrel Rolle is sometimes accused of doing more talking off the field than playing football on the field. However, that was far from the case this afternoon, as Rolle?s two interceptions paced a dominant defensive performance in Big Blue?s 26-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Rolle?s interceptions were incredibly timely and gave the Giants? offense great field position to put points on the board. Alex Smith, who came into the game with the league?s top quarterback rating (108.7), threw a total of three interceptions on the day after only throwing one in the prior five games.

The 49ers entered this contest as the leading rushing team in the NFL, averaging 196.2 yards per game. And if it was any consolation, San Francisco got off to a fast start offensively both on the ground and through the air.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Alex Smith, Antrel Rolle, big blue, defense, giants, Giants Defense, New York Giants, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, prince amukamara, rolle, rolle defense, sacks, San Francisco 49ers
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Before the game, the talk was about about an unrelenting defense and a smash-and-bash rushing attack. The crowd was certainly treated to that, except it was the wrong team that provided it.

The Giants (4-2) came into Candlestick Park today heavy underdogs, without a chance. They left with their heads held high and everyone else without a clue. They simply beat the San Francisco 49ers (4-2) at their own game, physically beating them up and down the field and making them pay for their multiple mistakes.

When it was all over, the Giants had 26 points to the 49ers' 3. ?The Niners had been throttling opponents' running games not allowing a 100-yard rusher in the past 23 games at home and only one in the previous 43 games overall.

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Inactive for the Giants this afternoon in San Francisco:

S Kenny Phillips, DT Rocky Bernard, RB Andre Brown, OL James Brewer, DE Adewale Ojomo, TE Adrien Robinson and WR Jerrel Jernigan.

WR Hakeem Nicks and OL David Diehl are active as are CB Jayron Hosley and TE Martellus Bennett.

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The Giants (3-2) travel to San Francisco to play the 4-1 49ers. The Niners are favored by 6 1/2 points. The over/under is 46.

The last time these two met, the Giants took advantage of the Niners' special teams failures and advanced to the Super Bowl on a FG in OT. They also played in early November, with the Niners stopping the Giants int he red zone in final seconds, 27-20.

Before we get into the numbers, let's review a few things that we know. The Giants need to be at critical mass to play their best football. They also play better on the road. They really play their best when no one gives them a chance.

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The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants (3-2) return to Candlestick Park to face the San Francisco 49ers (4-1) in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship Game. ?It is the 29th meeting between the the storied franchises, who have won a combined 9 Super Bowls between them. The series is tied at 14 wins apiece.

Kickoff: 4:25pm ET

Site: Candlestick Park

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The guys discuss whether it will be more difficult for the Giants to run on the 49ers or to stop San Francisco's ground game.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=25394489&topic_id=6479520&tcid=vpp_copy_25394489&v=3

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There's been some serious back-and-forth between the 49ers and Giants this week, but the brunt of it has come from the coaches.

Earlier this week, Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride suggested the Niners defensive linemen "get away with murder" when it comes to holding up offensive lineman.

"They have great players," Gilbride said. '"They're tremendous, they're tough. They have great speed on the outside, Smith is a beast on the inside. He's strong, he does as good a job of grabbing a hold of offensive linemen and allowing those twists to take place. He never gets called for it, so he gets away with murder. That, in conjunction with the ability level they have, makes them as formidable as anybody we go against, and we go against some pretty good ones in Dallas' and Philadelphia's. They're as good as anybody up front."

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Giants-49ers, Jim Harbaugh, justin smith, kevin harbaugh
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Here are the staff predictions for this Sunday's game vs the 49ers out at Candlestick Park. The Niners are favored by 6 1/2 points and the over/under is 44.

Sam Spiegelman: This one is going to have the feel of a playoff game for sure, but right now, San Fran is the more complete team. The Niners are clicking on both offense and defense, and they have the fortunate position of being at home in Candlestick Park -- not to mention, they want to avenge their NFC Championship Game loss ... badly. The Giants, meanwhile, have had no pass rush to bank on and it's a question about what kind of performance they can expect out of Hakeem Nicks coming off of multiple injuries. Right now, San Fran looks to be the superior team, but it wouldn't shock me to see one of the trademark Eli Manning comebacks in the fourth quarter. Prediction: 49ers 23, Giants 20.

Jim Mancari: Expect a game similar to last season's NFC Championship game. Same teams, same location, and both teams will be coming after each other. The 49ers feel that they were robbed last year based on a few special teams blunders, so they should be ready to play in full force. San Francisco's defense has been downright stingy the past two weeks, allowing just three total points. However, that was to the Bills and jets, neither of which have Eli Manning at quarterback. It should still be a low-scoring game, but the Giants have to be able to stop the rushing attack of Frank Gore. The defensive front also needs to find a way to pressure Alex Smith, or it could be a long afternoon for the Giants defense. But if Hakeem Nicks plays and Ahmad Bradshaw is even half of what he was against the Browns, the Giants will be in the game the whole way. It might once again come down to a late-game or overtime field goal from wither Lawrence Tynes or David Akers. Prediction: Giants 23, 49ers 21.

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One reason why the San Francisco 49ers are killing it right now is that they are healthier than most teams. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea, the Niners only reported three injuries yesterday: QB Alex Smith (sprained finger), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) ans P Andy Lee (hand).

All three of those players participated in full, meaning the Niners had all hands on deck. Smith contends he will be ready for Sunday and the others should be also. According to Maiocco:

Smith sustained a sprain to the middle finger of his throwing hand in the fourth quarter of the 49ers' victory Sunday over the Buffalo Bills. He said he?should be fine for Sunday's game?against the New York Giants.

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The Giants scored 20 points in both of their contests vs the 49ers last season. The way things are looking right now, that might not be enough to get it done against a much-improved San Francisco squad.

The Blue is averaging 30 points per game thus far, but they'll be hard-pressed to reach that number on Sunday. The Niners have given up only ten points in their last ten quarters. Ouch.

Traditional thought tells us that a good defense always beats a good offense. But San Francisco has a good offense, too.

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Mario Manningham was anything but reserved when it came to discussing how he felt about playing his old team.

The former New York Giants wide receiver who made one of the most significant catches in the franchise's post-season history signed with San Francisco in the off-season. Yes, he went behind enemy lines.

When asked what he's looking forward to about Sunday's clash between his new and former teams, Manningham said it was a dream.

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"It's scary good - scary good....The law of averages say that you're not going to keep getting the breaks, not going to stay at that spot....But if you understand the concept of scary good, then you got a chance. Stay on your toes, keep your guard up, stay paranoid and come out here every day and do what you believe in, which is the preparation."
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The Giants are the Super Bowl champions. We know, that means nothing. They are no match (supposedly) for the mighty San Francisco 49ers.

Even though they defeated the 49ers at Candlestick Park in the NFC Championship Game last year, no one cares. Even though they played the Niners close during the regular season, too, losing 27-20.

The game came right down to the wire. Eli Manning's pass to TE Jake Ballard on 4th and 2 from the SF 12 was batted down by DE Justin Smith at the line, ending the Giants' comeback bid.

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Many of the injured Giants missed practice Wednesday. Of course, it's still very early in the week and veterans don't?need to practice Wednesday in order to suit up on Sunday.

Here's who did not participate in practice:

Martellus Bennett?(knee),?Rocky Bernard?(quadriceps),?Chase Blackburn?(hip),?Andre Brown?(concussion), Hakeem Nicks?(foot, knee),?Kenny Phillips (knee),?Corey Webster?(hand, hamstring).

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Chase Blackburn, Chris Snee, Corey Webster, David Diehl, david wilson, Domenik Hixon, Giants-49ers, Giants News, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, Kenny Phillips, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Ramses Barden, Rocky Bernard
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The Giants' next opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, are 4-1 and sit atop the NFC West which suddenly has become the most competitive division in the NFL.

After Week 5, there are 17 teams with a .500 or better record, including all four NFC West clubs ? Arizona, 4-1 (.800); San Francisco, 4-1 (.800); St. Louis, 3-2 (.600); and Seattle, 3-2 (.600).

Twenty teams are in or within one game of first place of their respective divisions, tied with 2005 and 2010 for the most through Week 5 since realignment in 2002. Only one game separates all four clubs in three divisions (AFC East, NFC East and NFC West), the most through Week 5 since realignment in 2002.

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The Giants overcame some of their demons yesterday with a win over Cleveland. But despite Cleveland being a more competitive team in 2012, was the win enough to proclaim the G-Men are back on track?

The highlights include Eli Manning's three touchdown passes, despite the absence of top receiver Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden. Victor Cruz shined, and Reuben Randle and Domenik Hixon proved to be worthy replacements.

Ahmad Bradshaw enjoyed a career afternoon with a 200-yard effort. And filling in for the concussed Andre Brown, David Wilson scored his first NFL touchdown.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, David Wilson, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Giants 2012 Schedule, Giants-49ers, Giants-Browns, Giants Defense, Giants Offense, Hakeem Nicks, Editorial Aside, Ramses Barden, reuben randle, Victor Cruz, Washington Redskins
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The secondary struggled throughout most of the regular season, ranking 29th in pass yards per game allowed with 225.1. Luckily, Eli Manning made a habit of putting up those same numbers?often better?against opposing pass defenses.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle, Corey Webster, Deon Grant, Giants-49ers, Giants Defense, Giants-Patriots, Giants Special Teams, Jerry Reese, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFC East, Perry Fewell, Prince Amukamara, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XLVI, Terrell Thomas, Tyler Sash
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Inactive for the Giants tonight vs the 49ers:

OL James Brewer, DE Justin Trattou, DL Jimmy Kennedy, RB Da'Rel Scott, LB Mark Herzlich, OL Jim Cordle and WR Ramses Barden

49ers inactives:?QB Scott Tolzien, WR/KR Ted Ginn, CB Shawntae Spencer, FB Moran Norris, G Daniel Kilgore, G Mike Person and NT Ian Williams

Tags: Giants-49ers, Giants Inactives, Inactives, New York Giants News, NFC Championship Game

Giants-Niners Continue Tradition-Rich History Tonight

It?s been nine years since the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers last played each other in a contest that even approached the magnitude of the game they are about to play on Sunday in San Francisco, when the two adversaries will clash for the right to play in Super Bowl XLVI.

But, especially for a pair of non-divisional rivals on opposite coasts, the Giants-49ers rivalry has been a good one, mostly created through some very memorable postseason games that stretch back three decades, to 1981.

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The Giants and the 49ers have a long. illustrious rivalry. The Niners were always a team with an explosive passing offense and an inconsistent defense. As great as they were in the Bill Walsh days, it was only when their defense played well that they went to Super Bowls.

The Giants have been traditionally known for their bruising rushing attack and their smothering defense. This time around, the teams have switched personalities.

The 49ers resemble the old Giants and the Giants are more like the 49ers of the 80's. It is a strange thing to watch. ?The one variable to keep an eye on is the Giants' ability to change their personality back to their old form.

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The Giants (11-7) travel across the country to play the San Francisco 49ers (14-3) for the NFC Championship tonight in a matchup that no sane mind could have predicted at the beginning of the season.

San Francisco is the unlikeliest entry. They finished 6-10 last season and last qualified for the postseason in 2002. First year head coach Jim Harbaugh?(above) did not meet his entire team until training camp, five weeks before the regular season began. He has turned in one of the most remarkable coaching performances in NFL history.

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