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After finishing next to last in the league, the New York Giants began a defensive facelift by releasing veteran linebacker Michael Boley.
Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Clark Judge of CBSSports.com:
In today's NFL, the adage about any team making the playoffs can win it all is more than just a cliche. Half of the past 10 Super Bowl champions were seeded third or lower in their conference.
The buildup to Super Bowl XLVI — like every Super Bowl in the modern era — has been excruciating, a two-week lead-in that feels twice as long before the NFL season finale.
Devin Thomas caught three passes for 37 yards this season for the New York Giants. But without the fourth-year wide receiver, a player who never realized his potential in Washington, the Giants likely aren't playing in Super Bowl XLVI Sunday evening against New England.
So you've had it right up to there with Super Bowl XLVI, and you need something else to do Sunday evening. It'll likely be too cold and dark to venture outside, but here comes cable TV rushing to the rescue with a plethora of choices that almost justify the expense — especially if you like football but don't care to watch Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin scowling for three-plus hours.
Danny Aiken didn't have much time to feel disappointed. Cut by the Buffalo Bills in his first try at making an NFL team, Aiken hadn't made it home to Roanoke, Va., when the New England Patriots called and told him to head to Foxborough, Mass.
For someone who didn't take to football right away Kyle Arrington, an Accokeek native and graduate of Gwynn Park High School, is one victory away from hoisting the game's biggest prize, the Lombardi Trophy.
If poor Billy Cundiff, the Baltimore Ravens' kicker, hadn't flinched in the final seconds against New England, both conference championship games this year would have gone into overtime. Think about that. Think about how little difference there was, qualitatively, among the NFL's Final Four. Has there ever been less?