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January 30, 2014

Cold-weather title games used to be the norm in NFL

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NEW YORK —

The Cardinals, who had gone 11-1 during the regular season and led the league with an average of more than 391 yards per game, managed just six first downs and 131 yards in the horrible conditions. The Eagles didn’t fare much better, but a Chicago turnover early in the fourth quarter set up the game’s only score, Steve Van Buren’s 5-yard touchdown run.

The final: Philadelphia 7, Chicago 0.

To this day, Trippi figures the Cardinals were wrongly denied their second straight title.

“When two professional teams play and they can only score seven points,” he said, “that shows you what a terrible game it was.”

He hopes there’s not a repeat on Sunday.

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