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Super Bowl 2012: Tom Coughlin Says 'This Team Was Pretty Much Written Off'

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin admitted Thursday that having his team “pretty much written off at one point in time,” makes this Super Bowl appearance even more special.

“It is an opportunity to be in the biggest game of them all again and that is exciting. That is what you work for,” Coughlin said. “That whole year is about planning and preparing for this opportunity and for us, this team was pretty much written off at one point in time, so that makes it even more significant for all of us.”

The Giants were 7-7 with just two games remaining in the regular season and had lost five of six games. They have now won five straight elimination games to reach the 2012 Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.

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