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"If I'd have known it would have ended like this, I would have kept the lights off."

-- New York Giants co-owner, John Mara, to the New York Daily News, after his team's embarrassing 33-20 loss to the 1-7 Dallas Cowboys. A power outage at New Meadowlands Stadium caused a short blackout and delayed the game by 12 minutes.

Some other quotes from Giants players about the outage:

"It was scary. In this day and age, you never know what could have been happening." -- Defensive end Osi Umenyiora(notes)

"I just sat on the bench and was trying to be still like my mom was always telling me when there was thunder and lightning." -- Defensive end Justin Tuck(notes)

"I didn't want to get hit with anything. It was crazy." -- Wide receiver Mario Manningham(notes) on why he put his helmet on when the lights went out

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