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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.”

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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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