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Finale was a precursor

Week 17 matchup had playoff feel

By Christopher L. Gasper
Globe Staff / January 22, 2008

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With the Patriots playing in the AFC and the New York Giants in the NFC, it was technically impossible for them to meet in a playoff game prior to Super Bowl XLII, but that's what happened in the regular-season finale Dec. 29 at Giants Stadium. (Full article: 912 words)

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