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Giants bow to Ravens, human nature

With champs lacking old spark, Coughlin learning, again, how hard it is to repeat

Updated: December 24, 2012, 9:14 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

BALTIMORE -- Tom Coughlin beat Bill Belichick not in one indelible Super Bowl, but in two. In a feat nearly as impressive, Coughlin beat all the credentialed critics who wanted him run out of town not once, but twice.

The head coach of the New York Giants beat the head coach of the New York Jets, Rex Ryan, after Rex's roaring mouth turned Christmas Eve 2011 into an all-or-nothing struggle for control of the market. Coughlin even beat the serious hamstring injury he suffered on a sideline ...

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