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January 29, 2024 6:06 am

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Can we stop now with the criticism of Brock Purdy? | Lions jump out to a dominant start, but where did the tide turn? | Dan Campbell speaks on his aggresive decision making.


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My team didn't make the playoffs. And generally the rooting interest or the fandom doesn't come into play this time of the year because there's too much to follow otherwise. There's storylines and trends and history and match ups and implications and shows to get ready for. And the games are so big where it seems like every play is so magnified and the pressure is ratcheted up and the microscope they're under is magnified even more this time of the year. But honestly, without any emotions at all over the Niners winning, so it has nothing to do with the Niners except good for them, good for Brock Purdy.

Of course, girl loves a good comeback story. But I'm crestfallen for the Lions. I really was looking forward to potentially seeing them in their first Super Bowl mostly because I love what Dan Campbell has built. I love that they are a team that has been down and a franchise that has been down for so long and the fans were so, so full of joy and energized and electric.

It would have been a great story. Alas, games are not won in a single half. You gotta play the 60 minutes. And part of the challenge, there's a debate that rages all the time about how much experience matters in the playoffs. Well, I think you can see pretty clearly in the two games on Sunday, it matters.

It may not determine winner or loser and it doesn't necessarily mean that you're going to play the best game of your life just because you've been there before. But what it does mean is in those moments where the pressure is palpable, in those moments where the tension can be felt in your gut, in your stomach, I could feel it during the end of the Chiefs-Ravens game. Just that moment, that stage, teams that have been there before, they're able to better manage their emotions. And by being able to manage their emotions, stay even keels, stay poised, recognize that a game is not over at halftime, that a game is not lost on a single play, the ones that can go about their business and then in the throes of the biggest game or the biggest drive or the biggest moment of their careers, some of the biggest moments of their careers to be sure, the pressure doesn't change a darn thing. You can definitely say that about Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce. You could say that about a guy like Christian McCaffrey, though he'll be going into his first Super Bowl. But the Chiefs specifically, they're impervious.

The ones who've been on this stage over and over and over again, whether it's home or away, they're just comfortable in that space. And for the San Francisco 49ers, who were in danger of losing their third consecutive NFC championship, now granted Brock Purdy wasn't a part of that, so maybe it took him a half to get those emotions under control, to be seeing things clearly. But some members of this defense have been, even a Trent Williams, in his 14th season.

He's found a new life in San Francisco. Remember he started and played the first, what, 10 years of his career in Washington? Now having been with the Niners through these runs here, it's guys like that that bring such a veteran presence, and when you've been on the stage before, you're less likely to be affected by the emotions, by the pressure. And yeah, in some cases it just takes a little settling in.

In other cases, when the game is hanging in the balance, mistakes are made. If you're not as comfortable, and sometimes the emotion clouds your judgment, Lamar Jackson has done a lot in his career. And he will likely win his second NFL MVP award. He's a brilliant athlete, and we've seen from him this year another side of his quarterbacking. The partnership with Todd Monken, amazing. In fact, you could probably compare it to the change in Dallas, with Mike McCarthy and Dak Prescott working together, and how Dak had a career here. The change to Todd Monken, the new OC, has been fantastic for Lamar. All the stories are about the vocal leadership, the ways he's stepping up, about how he's taking ownership of the offense, he is contributing ideas.

Monken is open to that. He's had an amazing year. But when you've not been on this stage before, and you have limited experience on the biggest stages, the biggest games in your sport, and there's just one step left to get to a Super Bowl, sometimes it feels different. Of course, every quarterback makes mistakes. Gosh, every athlete makes mistakes.

I'm crushed for Zay Flowers. He was broken after the game. Just a total mess, his teammates trying to comfort him. And as a rookie, it's a moment he'll never forget. But it may spur him on. His career's not over. He's had an incredible first year in the NFL.

But man, that's going to be a tough moment to get over. But he's a rookie. Lamar Jackson threw a ball into triple coverage, and the receiver wasn't in front of the three defenders. He was behind them.

There's a chance, always a chance, that the pressure hits you a little differently when you haven't had the experience. And in both of these games on Sunday, you see the Niners stay poised and confident and comfortable and just work at it. The defense dug in, and they had to shoulder a yeoman chair of the blame in halftime locker room. They were disgusted with how they were playing.

You could see it on their faces. Fred Warner, Nick Bosa, Dre Greenlaw, they were ticked at themselves for the way that they started against Detroit. But the Lions and the Ravens, too, left the door wide open with turnovers and mistakes.

And teams with more experience, they will make you pay. Congratulations to both the Niners and the Chiefs. We get a rematch of Super Bowl LIV, though it's a lot of different guys.

It really is. Matt and Travis are still part of it. George Kittle, do you guys remember?

I actually thought of this on Sunday. Do you remember how in their game four years ago, the Niners were up 10 points in the fourth quarter? Patrick Mahomes led the comeback. Really exciting.

His first Super Bowl, Andy Reid's first Super Bowl ring as a head coach. It was really amazing to watch. One of the things that stands out to me, though, from NFL films, George Kittle, in the waning moments of the fourth quarter, is caught on camera saying, we'll be back. We're gonna get back here. We'll be back. It'll be different next time. Well, you don't say. And I guess to make a complete vindication, you'd want to beat the Chiefs, right?

Here's your shot. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Hope you had a great weekend. First Saturday without football since September. And actually, next weekend will be the first Sunday, the first one without football since Labor Day weekend.

And actually, there was college going on then. So first Sunday, though, without the NFL, going back six months. Two weeks from tonight, we are talking about the first ever Super Bowl in Vegas. Will it be the Niners capturing their first crown since the mid 90s, tying the Patriots with a sixth Super Bowl win?

Or will it be the Kansas City Chiefs and what I would say deservedly would be labeled with the D-word? And I know five years is a shorter sample size. Oh, six years, excuse me.

Six years is a shorter sample size. But if the Chiefs, and this is a big if, I have no idea who's going to win, but if the Chiefs were to win a third Super Bowl under Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid and Travis Kelce and some of the others, oh, yeah, you got to start talking, D. But we won't get there yet. We won't jump the gun. I'm not going to say dynasty yet. We're not done.

So I'm not going to say dynasty yet. Thank you. Thank you, Patrick. That was a year ago, though.

It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on our Facebook page, on our show Twitter After Hours, CBS, or on my Twitter, ALawRadio. Lots to say about the NFC and AFC Championship games on Sunday. We're going to go through each one of them. But a few things that stand out to me from this late game. So we'll jump into the NFC Championship and go with the highlights and the reaction following this first break.

But a few things that jump out. There should be zero questions about Brock Purdy anymore. I'm not saying that he's got the same skill set as Mahomes.

That would be dumb. Mahomes is the best quarterback on the planet. It's not as though I'm telling you that he is a cheat code like Lamar or that he's going to bull rush you like Josh Allen. Or even that he has the same experience in Moxie as an Aaron Rodgers. Please don't be like Aaron Rodgers. But you cannot question Brock Purdy as a leader. And I do not understand it. I don't get it. First of all, are we forgetting this is just his first full year as a starter?

That part I think escapes a lot of people. I know he had a bunch of experience in college, but this is his first full season as a starter. And he was recovering from a torn elbow ligament. You could look back to last year and point to the playoff games and blah blah blah. But he was hurt in the NFC Championship. There was never a chance that he was going to lead his team back. Once he was hurt, that was it.

It was over against Philadelphia. But to see him in the second half, well really just that final drive against Green Bay. To see the way he has stepped up and the throws that he's delivered and the runs. And I do not mean design runs.

I mean the scrambles. Again, he can't run like Lamar. He doesn't elude pressure as easily as Pat. I swear Mahomes has eyes in the back of his head. And on each side of his head. He sees everything. He can feel it actually.

But Purdy, to be able to, in this game and last week, pick up first downs with his legs. To take off. To see the holes.

To have the recognition that nothing else is open. That he's the best option. This is a relatively young quarterback compared to the other four in the championships this weekend. He's really young. And he's still learning. Now he's got some incredible weapons around him.

Last week they had a bunch of drops before they got comfortable. He's got Kyle Shanahan to help guide him through it. But he's the one who has to make the plays.

Not to mention, he's the one who shoulders the responsibility when things go horribly wrong. And all year, we've heard the stories and the criticism about how Brock Purdy is not as good as all the other QBs. And maybe he's not.

But guess who's still playing in the NFC? I do not get the criticism of him. I think he's smart. I think that he can make any throw, pretty much any throw in the field. I think he's athletic enough to be able to elude defenders. And he's tough. And more importantly, he sticks to the game plan and he does what's required of him.

He executes. Now, our throws off sometimes, sure, every quarterback has those moments. Just ask Lamar. But gosh, there should be zero questions about Brock Purdy and his leadership and his ability to hang on this stage. And when did you hear the guys rave about him? Also, I love these stories and we'll have a bunch of them always.

They'll get highlighted in the next two weeks. But you know how much we dig the old dudes here on After Hours? Mostly because they are in touch with their own sports mortality. They take nothing for granted.

They understand how hard it is to not just stay healthy, but to succeed, to keep getting contracts and then finally to win. And so it's impossible to not be happy for Trent Williams. He's 35 years old. He's in his 14th season and he will play in the Super Bowl for the first time. Awesome.

Again, there are stories like that all over the place. And so as much as these two teams are wearing the same uniforms, the same laundry as four years ago, they are not the same teams. Of course, Patrick Mahomes is even better than he was four years ago. Oh, Lord. All right. Love to hear from you, especially Lions fans.

I really am crestfallen for you. I want it so badly for Detroit to experience its first ever Super Bowl. Take nothing away from San Francisco. They earned every bit of it. But gosh, wait until you hear Dan Campbell and Jared Goff, who did play in the Super Bowl, but wanted it so badly for Detroit. And of course, wanted to win a ring.

Ahmaan Raah St. Brown, Jameer Gibbs. And this is tough. It's the thrill of victory. It's the agony of defeat.

And this time of the year, it is that sharp and it is that acute. Only one team gets to celebrate and the other one is crushed. And I don't know how many Lions fans I'll hear from. Maybe not tonight or on into Monday.

It may be too painful and too fresh, but I would like to hear from you if you need some therapy or you just need to vent. So on Twitter, a law radio and then on our Facebook page to our phone number 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 2 2 7 2 weeks until Super Bowl 58 in Vegas, baby. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. You are listening to the After Hours podcast. And food is enjoyed.

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That is what we do. And man, it was a doozy of a start for Detroit. The Lions race out to a 14 nothing lead with a pair of touchdowns on their opening drives. They're back to back TD's on the ground first with Jamison Williams who takes a reverse and gets through traffic and goes 42 yards to pay dirt.

And then David Montgomery. What a year he's had. He has helped to resurrect that Detroit run game.

So it's 14 nothing after the first quarter. As you hear with Dan Miller, our friend who is the play by play voice on the Lions radio network. I know Christian McCaffrey, Kyle Juszczyk.

They became Brock Purdy's best friends. Finally, as the San Francisco offense gets a spark and goes 75 yards and then CMC. Man, he is a treat to watch. That guy, he may be smaller, he may be shorter, but he is so difficult to bring down to the ground. One yard line. Second down goal. San Francisco tight ends in tight.

Purdy under center. Snap spin. Handoff.

Nighting his way in. McCaffrey. Touchdown. San Francisco. And the Niners cut the lead of Detroit early in the second quarter with their best looking drive so far in this NFC championship game.

14-6 with the extra point coming up. You know who got the stiff arm from CMC? CJ Gardner Johnson. Why is he always in the middle of all the drama? But yeah, CMC gave him a bit of the base of his palm right up into his old face. And so yes, Christian McCaffrey, he will make you look funny and make you look stupid and make you think I'm gonna have to actually try harder next time. It's crazy how many people he can drag with him. Even at the end of some of these plays, there'll be seven defenders hanging on him and he still refuses to go to the ground. It's pure strength and will.

Force of will. That's our friend Kevin Harlan on Westwood 1. And so yeah, the Niners are able to cut into that lead, but then Brock Purdy throws an interception. He's picked off by Malcolm Rodriguez and his ball is, not only does it come out of his hand funny, but his hand gets tipped on the throws, more like slapped on the throw.

So as he's going up to chuck the ball downfield, deep downfield, a defender kind of palms him almost like he's giving him a high five and the ball takes a different trajectory. And right after that, the Lions show off their comfortability on offense, their rhythm on offense, and the fact that they're able to take advantage of the Niners mistakes, man, this was huge for them at the time. Lions now up 14, seven knocking on the door. First down 15 yard line of the 49ers golf up under center pitches right side Gibbs trying to get the edge does turns it up, gets to the 10 gives to the five still fighting the three to the end zone touchdown Detroit Lions. Jameer Gibbs just dancing through the defense takes it 15 yards and the Lions extend their lead.

Oh my goodness, what an effort by 26. The rookie out of Alabama getting his moment in the NFC championship or the positive moment in the NFC championship. So three rushing touchdowns and nearly 150 yards rushing in the first half. And I've said this already during the regular season, but Detroit hasn't featured a run game like this since you know who and actually he was an honorary captain for the game. So you should definitely know who it's after hours here on CBS Sports Radio, Detroit ends up going 17 plays right before the break tax on another field goal is the the rare occasion in which Dan Campbell will settle for the field goal. And so the Lions are up 24 seven at halftime. Nearly double the yards. Brock Purdy and the Niners offense. And if you're watching the game on Fox, Aaron Andrews, she was responsible for covering the Niners sidelines and while she didn't have the interview or the Q and A with Kyle Shannon on camera.

What she said is. He told her we've got to score right here in order to grab the momentum. We've got to score right here.

And they do. They start out the second half with a field goal, maybe a bit of a wah wah wah, but then able to stop Detroit on a fourth and two. So there's the first decision by Dan Campbell. He goes for the first down instead of kicking a field goal. Let's just say for the sake of argument, they take the field goal instead. First of all, they put more points on the board. They match that field goal by the Niners, meaning they're still up 17, but also.

They don't end up. Giving that defensive momentum, giving that defense up a jolt of energy and adrenaline. And so Brock Purdy gets the ball back, and here's where we start to see a different side of that Niners offense, a different rhythm from the first half. And you could watch it over and over again, and it's still fantastical.

You could watch it over and over again and still not believe it. It may have been the turning point of the third quarter for the Niners. Purdy sends Kittle in motion right. Purdy, out of the shotgun, drops a couple of steps.

Going to take a deep shot to Brandon Aiyuk. It's the flush and caught. Aiyuk caught it out of the air.

A flag is also down. Did Aiyuk score? He got touched down on the two yard line. McCaffrey runs around Purdy.

Pressure. Purdy throws. Caught by Brandon Aiyuk.

Touchdown San Francisco. Aiyuk. Aiyuk.

Aiyuk is on fire. I was surprised. I felt like the look before pretty snapped. I had a chance to get the ball, but they were just on top.

I don't even know. Once B.A. made that play, kind of unlocked it with such an explosive and kind of unlocked the whole team. Because right after getting that turnover that I believe get forced, that was huge. And right after that, you could feel the whole momentum with our players on our sideline in the stadium kind of flip.

And you felt it was on after that. Pretty incredible that Brandon Aiyuk is able to haul in the ball after it bounces off a defender's face mask. So it's about midway through the third quarter. The ball bounces off the face of Kendall Vildor. And Aiyuk is able to dive forward and catch it. Now, he was down, so he didn't have the TD on that play. But he does end up getting the touchdown on, I think it was the next snap. So mid third quarter, you can feel that energy is completely different for the Niners and their fans.

Did you notice? Early on, it was a lot of Lions fans making noise. There are a lot of Lions fans who traveled to the Bay Area for this game. But at this point, after that Aiyuk catch and then the touchdown. Oh, and then the moment where the Lions, I think, would desperately want back. Of all the moments in this game, the missed opportunities, all the ones that they might want back. This one just piled on. It felt like the molehill had turned into a mountain for Detroit.

Over the guard, boring his way through for six. What a comeback by San Francisco. Now late in the third quarter, they've come all the way back from two touchdowns. Down to within a point with the extra point coming up to tie this game.

Once again, Kevin Harlan on Westwood won. And before that, you've got the Niners radio network. So yeah, that moment, again of all of them, because it happened so quickly after that Brandon Aiyuk catch. It's the next Detroit snap after his touchdown. And Tayshaun Gibson forces the fumble. And Jameer Gibbs coughs up the football.

It's recovered by San Francisco. And it's a quick strike. Now, in there, by the way, we didn't hear it. But before Christian McCaffrey barrels in to tie the game at 24. I mean, that's how quickly it happened. In one quarter, they tied the game at 24. Brock Purdy had one of his 21-yard scrambles into the red zone. And so he's on third down. Maybe it wasn't third down. It was third down.

Thank you, Jay. It's third down. He scrambles.

He extends the drive. Again, we're not talking about a Lamar Jackson video game scramble. But just does what he needs to do to make sure the Niners move the chains. And to make sure they get into the red zone. It's after hours here on CBS Sports Radio. So, yeah, the game is now tied at 24.

And that's hard enough. But still critical to remember, the game's tied. It's not like the Lions have lost. They essentially go into the fourth quarter on even footing. San Francisco's defense, though, is feeling it. And those veterans and those guys who were so disgusted with themselves in the first half, they force a three-and-out by Detroit.

And then you kind of feel the floodgates open up here. They go back-to-back scoring drives, seven minutes for a field goal. All right, so at least they take seven minutes off the clock here. And then a 70-yard march where they're able to get Elijah Mitchell into the end zone. And once again, Brock Purdy on third down scrambles 21 yards. And so it's 34-24 late into the fourth quarter. Detroit does manage to get some more points on the board. Another Jameson Williams touchdown in the final minute. And then there is an onside kick.

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And it's on to Vegas. Bensley may have stepped offsides. He kicks the ball high in the air and ricochets around. George Kittle has got it. And the 49ers are going to the Super Bowl. That's a call with Greg Papa on Niners Radio. Seventeen points in eight minutes. The lead is gone. The momentum is gone. And the confidence, the experience is tilting in favor of those San Francisco 49ers. With all of the equity they built up the last couple years.

Again, to be on that stage, there's no substitute for experience. A couple of the Lions had been, but not many of them. But not many of them. This is painful. Although it's supposed to hurt.

It's supposed to hurt so they don't forget. Be looking for vindication with the Lions come next season. But next season is a long road from where they are now. Coming up, we'll hear from the Niners and the Lions. And whatever we don't get to before the top of the hour, we'll carry over. Because there's a bunch of moments to talk about.

And a bunch of guys to hear from. Congratulations to the Niners as they finally, I mean think about the vindication for them. They've lost back to back NFC Championship games. Finally returned to the Super Bowl. They will take on the Chiefs. There's another opportunity for vindication. And they're seeking their first Super Bowl win since 94. So I know it's not the Lions getting to their first ever Super Bowl. But it's been a long time for the Niners fans as well to be the last team standing. You can find me on Twitter, ALawRadio.

Our phone number is 855-212-4227. You are listening to the After Hours Podcast. It is fourth and three with 7.50 to go in the NFC Championship game. And the Lions will go for it down three. Golf is going to work out of the gun.

He'll go empty. Lions need to play right here. Got to keep this drive alive. Jarrod with four on the play clock. Takes the snap. He's back. Jarrod looks. Jarrod looks.

Jarrod rolls to his right. Still looking. Crows downfield. Incomplete. Lions come up empty.

Was looking for Amunras St. Brown. And there was a man underneath the route that time. Fred Warner got a hand on it. And for the second time in the second half, the Lions come up empty on fourth down and plus territory. Three yards away.

Nine feet is required. Purdy under center. Huge check. Now Elijah Mitchell is in. They give it to Mitchell off the right side. Pushing for the goal line. Is he in? Touchdown!

San Francisco! Eli is home. And it was all him because they had it at about the one yard line with the defensive line and linebackers. And Mitchell will not be denied. He'll rain right over Jack Campbell.

Absolutely. Because he was getting blocked at the same time by Kyle Usher. How did this happen? This is After Hours with Amy Lawrence. I love the rhetorical question by one Greg Papa on Niners Radio.

How did this happen? And before that, Dan Miller on Lions Radio for Dan Miller. There's a lot of Lions and Niners and moments and voices in my head.

Not those kind of voices. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Yes, the two fourth down plays that were both stopped or were not converted by Detroit. The first one happened when they're up 24-10. Middle of the third quarter. All right. I can understand being aggressive there. You just give up a field goal.

OK. The other one, though, happens in the fourth quarter when you're trailing by three. And Dan Campbell doesn't want the points. He wants to get the momentum back, but doesn't work. I just felt really good about us converting and getting our momentum and not letting them play long ball. You know, they were bleeding the clock out.

That's what they do. And I wanted to get the upper hand back. You know, and it's easy hindsight and I get it. You know, I get that.

But I don't regret those decisions. And that's hard. You know, it's hard because, you know, they didn't we didn't come through. It wasn't able to to work out. But I just I don't I don't. And I understand the scrutiny I'll get. That's part of the gig, man.

But, you know, we just just didn't work out. We'll hear more from Dan Campbell coming up because he was asked about the Lions hot start and then what? What happened in the second half? Jared Goff has been to a Super Bowl course. He was the quarterback for the Rams then. And they lost in a defensive slugfest of the Patriots, if you remember that.

But he desperately wanted it for this city. And this game, twenty five forty one, two hundred seventy three yards and a touchdown. But a lot of that coming in the first half just came up short.

And I struggle finding the words to totally encapsulate how or why. But I do know I'm proud of this team and proud of these guys and proud to be a part of it. And no quarter half play defines any of us.

And unfortunately, they were better than us. The game of inches, there's you know, you can look back in the film and try to point at so many different plays, you know, after the fact. But I mean, when you're in the game, you're just out there playing.

So, yeah, I mean, it's tough. We wish we would, you know, finish the game on the on the one side where that didn't happen. Amenra St. Brown with seven catches, eighty seven yards, couple of drops in there as well. And I know it's not something you can measure with a stat or a metric, but it did seem like the Lions were rattled and it's tough after you give up that kind of a lead. And then the Niners were playing with a full head of steam.

They're in their comfort zone. And while the Lions do have the ability to come back, of course, that Niners defense is no joke. It just didn't play anything like it was capable of in the first half.

Right. So then what happened? The Lions start hot and then just fall off the edge of a cliff. We've always been able to to get our momentum back, and it's hard to say.

You know, I honestly right now, I can't put my finger on that. That's not like us. You know, we had plays to be made that we just didn't make we normally do. And, you know, some of the things third quarter we came out, I thought we did a really good job defensively, man. Held him to three and then got the ball back, moved it, you know, and but we just couldn't quite make those plays. And so third quarter, you know, we've been in there. We've been there before. And so fourth quarter, you feel like we're going to get it back. And we just couldn't quite get over the hump. And, you know, and we just that hasn't been us all year.

And it showed up today. I've been battle tested all year and that game wasn't too big. It wasn't, you know, it wasn't like they were superior through every play.

Like, you know, we hang we hang with those teams. We feel like we should have won the game, obviously. But, yeah, no, I don't think it was anything that we've done all year up to this point. Being able to, you know, not not do what we want on offense in the second half and ultimately lose the game for a variety of reasons. But, yeah, you tip your cap to San Francisco and they played well in the second half. So the Lions don't really have any answers. They definitely deserve to be on this stage.

You are what your record says you are. They are NFC North champions. They won two games at home in this run to the playoffs. And it's not all bad. Right. So I loved hearing what David Montgomery had to say following the game. This is the best locker room I've ever been a part of.

And it sucks that it won't be the same. But, yeah, best group I've ever been a part of. Best group I've ever been a part of. 93 yards rushing for David plus the early touchdown. And Lions fans, I know it might be too soon. However, I'd love to hear from some of you because the the atmosphere, the freaking atmosphere at Ford Field and the Lions weren't even there. The Lions fans who traveled to the Bay Area. I know some Lions fans. I'm sure you know, Lions fans. They've been the gum on the bottom of the NFL shoe for the better part of the last, what, four or five decades. They they were definitely a sentimental favorite. I heard it from so many people actually at church over the weekend when I was out and about taking Saturday off. It was so nice. It's tough.

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