New York Giants Game Notes
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Championships: The Giants have won 7 championships (1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1986, 1990, 2007) which is third most in NFL history.
- They are 3-1 in Super Bowls including a17-14 win over New England in Super Bowl XLII.
Playoff History: First playoff appearance since 2008, Fifth in last 7 seasons
- 31st playoff appearance (most by any franchise in NFL history)
- 23-24 in playoff games (won 7 of last 8)
- 11-15 in playoff games away from home (road and neutral sites)
- Third time as a No.4 seed (1993 – lost Divisional Playoffs, 2005 – lost Wild Card)
Road Warriors: The Giants have an unparalleled record of success in postseason games away from home. Dating back to 2007, they have won an NFL-record 6 straight playoff games on the road or at neutral sites.
Tom Coughlin: Joins Bill Parcells as the only Giants head coaches to lead two teams to the Super Bowl.
- He has led the team to five post-season appearances overall which is also tied with Parcells for most in team history.
- Coughlin notched his seventh playoff road victory in the NFC Championship at San Francisco which ties him with Hall of Famer Tom Landry for most all-time
Pro Bowl: Giants had two players selected to Pro Bowl in quarterback Eli Manning and DE Jason Pierre-Paul
Underdogs: Giants are second team in NFL history (Arizona, 2008) to reach the Super Bowl by beating three opponents with better regular season records
Against New England: Have won their past two games against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and in Week 9 this season. They beat the Patriots 24-20 in week.
We Meet Again: Giants are 3-0 in Super Bowls when facing a club they played in regular season.
Eli Manning: Was the MVP of Super Bowl XLII.
- He has won 7 of his past 8 playoff starts.
- He is the franchise postseason passing leader (min. 100 att.) in attempts (316), completions (189), completion percentage (59.8), yards (2,220), touchdowns (16) and QB rating (87.5).
- Manning passed for 330 yards in the divisional round and 316 yards in theNFC Championship game making him the second nd player to take a team to the Super Bowl with consecutive 300-yard passing games in the -Divisional and Championship rounds (Jim Kelly 1990).
- Had a franchise-record 4,933 pass yards & eight 300-yard games in the regular season.
- Has 24 career 300-yard games (incl. playoffs), most in team history.
- Threw for 15 4th quarter TD passes in the regular season passing Johnny Unitas and his older brother Peyton Manning for the most ever in aseason,
Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw: Jacobs has four career rushing TDs in playoffs, which is tied with Joe Morris for most in franchise history.
- Jacobs (424) and Bradshaw (408) rank 3rd & 4th in team history for the most playoff rushing yards…
Hakeem Nicks: Has 18 catches for 335 yards & 4 TDs in the playoffs. His yardage and touchdonws are both Giants records in a single playoffs. His 18 catches are tied for second most by a Giant all-time, trailing only Amani Toomer's 21 in 2007.
- Nicks had a 72-yard TD in the Wildcard round and a 66-yard TD in the divisional round making him the only player in NFL history with 66+ yard receiving touchdowns in consecutive games in the same postseason.
Victor Cruz: Had 10 catches for 142 yards in the NFC Championship which is tied for the second most in a playoff game by a Giant behind Plaxico Burress who has 11 in the 2007 NFC Championship.
- Had a team-record 1,536 rec. yards in the regular season.
- Had team-high 9 rec. TDs in reg. season, including 99-yard TD in Week 16 which is tied for the longest in NFL history.
- Cruz (1,536) & Nicks (1,192) are the first st set of Giants to each record 1,000+ rec. yards in same season.
Jason Pierre-Paul: ranked 4th in NFL during the regular season with 16.5 sacks, joining Lawrence Taylor and Michael Strahan as the only Giants with 16+ sacks in season.
- He had one sack in the week nine meeting with New England.
Justin Tuck: Had two sacks in Super Bowl XLII, which is tied for the most in a single postseason game by Giant.
Lawrence Tynes: Kicked a 31-yard FG in OT to beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship.
- He Also had 47-yard FG in OT in the 2007 NFC Championship when the Giants went on to beat New England for the Super Bowl.
- He is the only player in NFL history to score the winning points in two playoff overtime games.
- Tynes is the team leader in postseason points (52) & FGs (11).