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Roger Goodell, Chris Christie speak about Giants' game

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had the same concern many of us did about the Pittsburgh Steelers-New York Giants game Sunday. Would the needed police and emergency workers take away from those working the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy?

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 he was pleased the game would be played, the NFL said.

The NFL and Giants also plan to honor first responders during the game at MetLife Stadium.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King first reported that Goodell spoke to Christie.

If the governor says we're good, then that's what we have to roll with. Hopefully it's a better decision than holding the New York City Marathon.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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