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Statement games? Don't bet on it

Despite Sunday's hoopla, the final chapter on Jets', Giants' season has yet to be written

Updated: December 21, 2010, 4:32 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

It was such a bad loss for the New York Giants that coach Tom Coughlin said he coped by sitting in a room with the lights out. For two hours. If that's true, he would have certainly missed the louder, greener NFL franchise in New York turning on the neon lights again.

In just one day, the New York Jets went from being the most dysfunctional, most reviled team in the history of human competition to a Super Bowl contender once more with a 22-17 win on the smelt-lined field of Pittsbugh.

That ...

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