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Don't forget battle in trenches

They're not glamorous, but matchups up front could very well determine SB outcome

Originally Published: January 31, 2012
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

Brady versus Manning. Coughlin versus Belichick. The Giants' wide receiver trio versus the Patriots' defensive backs. The Patriots' tight ends versus the Giants' linebackers and safeties.

Those are the matchups that will get all of the attention leading up to Super Bowl XLVI. I get it. Those are the sexy matchups and in those are the things that are easier to see with the naked eye.

If recent history has shown us anything, however, it is that the battle at the line of scrimmage ...

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