TAMPA, Fla. Before the season started, Giants general manager Jerry Reese asked, "Why not us?" when talk turned to the possible NFC entry in Super Bowl XLII. Even though the conference appeared wide open, few took the first-year GM's comments as more than wishful thinking.Now the Giants get their chance to back their general manager's plea not to forget them come playoff time. To do so, however, they have to get over a hurdle that has tripped them the past two seasons. They have to win a wild-card playoff game, this time against the Buccaneers today at Raymond James Stadium.
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"You have to start out with winning one game," said coach Tom Coughlin in addressing the idea of going far in the postseason. "A very difficult game it will be. We have to do that as a team. It is no one individual who has to do this, who has to do that."As a team we have done it all year. It is important for us to win the next game just to be able to keep playing. I'm sure...