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“To represent the people of a great city and two great states, all our fans, especially with all the loss, all the damage and destruction, just to be able to provide a sense of normalcy, even for a couple of hours. They can know their football team is going to play hard and it’s going to be tough, and fight. I think that is important. It’s important for our football team to understand.”


AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner, Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh and Associated Press Writer Angela Della Santi in Brick, N.J. contributed to this story.


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