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The Giants and Steelers will play this week at MetLife Stadium, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell lef the call to play the game up to New Jersey governor Chris Christie

From Kareem Copeland of NFL.com:

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Goodell spoke to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to ensure resources weren't being diverted from recovery efforts.?The governor said that wasn't the case, and was pleased the game is being played, the NFL said.?The NFL and Giants also plan to honor first responders during the game at MetLife Stadium.

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Former Giant WR and Ring of Honor inductee Amani Toomer ran the NYC Marathon in 4:13 yesterday.

"It was a lot tougher than I thought," Toomer said as he posed for pictures and fought through the throngs of other runners. "It feels a lot like the end of a football game actually."

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Our colleague over at the Star Ledger, Zach Berman, featured former Giant great Amani Toomer in his column today. Toomer is running in the NYC Marathon this Sunday.

"...As the Giants' all-time leader in receiving yards, Amani Toomer became accustomed to short sprints. His muscles were developed for bursts of speed and running in and out of cuts.

On Sunday, Toomer will need to run differently than he did during any Sunday during his 13 seasons with the Giants. He will run the New York City Marathon -- 26.2 miles compared to 40 yards..."

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