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Giants taking different approach



The Giants, who will visit the Bucs for a first-round playoff game next weekend, say they will take a different approach than Tampa Bay's in their regular-season finale.

New York hosts the Patriots Saturday night, with New England attempting to become the first team to go 16-0 in a regular season. Though the Giants are locked into their playoff position and can't change their standing, coach Tom Coughlin said there will be no concessions this week and he plans to play his stars against New England.

Meanwhile, the Bucs are taking the opposite approach, with coach Jon Gruden having already said he'll operate against Carolina on Sunday much like he did against the 49ers last weekend. That means many starters will have short outings while some might not play at all.

Not sure which tactic is right or wrong, but they're certainly totally different. Check out the Giants plans in this story from the New York Daily News. It's a battle of momentum vs. rest. It'll be interesting to see who performs better in the postseason given the teams' different approaches.

Guess time will tell.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:54pm]


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