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Panthers' defense dominates Giants

The Panthers plan coming in was to stop Tiki Barber and they excuted it to perfection in routing the Giants.

Updated: January 8, 2006, 7:01 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The last time the New York Giants lined up for a playoff game at Giants Stadium -- five years ago -- they destroyed the Minnesota Vikings 41-0 in the NFC championship game.

On Sunday, they were on the receiving end of a similarly numbing defensive effort. The Carolina Panthers completely dominated the Giants 23-0 in an NFC wild-card game.

The common denominator?

John Fox.

He was the Giants' defensive coordinator when they went ...

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