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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will Sunday's contest against the New York Giants.

Polamalu, who is nursing a torn calf, will miss his fourth consecutive game this week. Thus far, he has played in just one quarter of football.

Also joining Polamulu on the sidelines will be right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who will miss his third week in a row with a knee injury.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Giants-Steelers, Isaac Redman, jonathan dwyer, marcus gilbert, Rashard Mendenhall, troy polamalu
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America has been spoiled. The past three Super Bowls have each provided an enthralling football contest. The games were not decided until the final minutes (or in two cases the final minute), they were classic bouts worthy of permanent enshrinement in the archives of football history.

Because of this trio, it may be easy to forget that all too often; the best post-season action is served up during the Conference Championship round. 1998, for example, saw the Broncos edge out a valiant Jets effort as the Falcons upset the favored Vikings in a thriller. The Super Bowl that these two games spawned was far from memorable.

Tags: aaron rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Green Bay Packers, Hines Ward, Isaac Redman, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rashard Mendenhall, Super Bowl
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It's 43 Years and Counting Now For Giants' Jawing Co-Tenants

Sooner or later in the young regime of head coach Rex Ryan and quarterback Mark Sanchez, the New York Jets might realize how to put together more than one good half of football in an AFC title game.

And, they might even discover how to reach that game without having to do it the hard way.

Tags: AFC Championship Game, Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Sanchez, New York Giants Blogs, New York Jets, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rashard Mendenhall, Rex Ryan, Super Bowl
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