Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/5/12
Superstorm Sandy caused a lot of damage in New York and New Jersey last week, leaving many residents without power and causing the cancellation of the New York City Marathon.That, however, would not stop 80,000+ fans from packing MetLife Stadium on Sunday to cheer on their beloved Giants.There is no shortage of spirit in New York City, often using a sporting event to uplift their collective spirits.NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell was in attendance to meet and congratulate many first responders who have done so much in the wake of the storm.There was no shortage of storylines in the game that eventually broke out during this showcase: Referees, Big Ben vs. Eli, top defenses collide, Giants' pass rush against a battered Steelers' offensive line among others.Here are my top five things we learned from this classic matchup. Replacement Referees or Not, Problems Still ExistIt was enough to force my wife from the room and probably raise her blood pressure to dangerously high levels.In a s...
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