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Super Bowl 2012: 10 Players Who Will Be Key in Giants-Patriots
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The hype makes the game, but the players decide it.

That's how Super Bowls work.

So while the media whips into a frenzy over rematch implications and legacy talk in this showdown between the New York Giants and New England Patriots, remember—this isn't a computer-generated rematch of the 2007 title game, and the fate of this game rests largely on men who had nothing to do with the first installment of this series.

Here are their names (with some explanation, analysis and other rambling thrown in for good measure).

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