After a stunning 37-20 win over Green Bay, the New York Giants will head into San Francisco to avenge themselves after they lost to them in the regular season 27-20. The connections to the magical 2007 Super Bowl Run is unprecedented. Never have I ever seen a team look so similar to a former team that it’s scary. Let’s focus on the win yesterday, though. History was made by the Giants in more ways than one. Here’s a breakdown of the history made last night:
WR Hakeem Nicks joins WR’s Jerry Rice and Larry Fitzgerald as receivers with 100+ yards and 2 TD’s in the playoffs in the same year.
Giants QB Eli Manning has 1,904 passing yards in the playoffs, which is now the leader in Giants history during the playoffs.
For the first time EVER, a 15 win regular season team is one and done.
Now on to the history that will be made if the Giants win next week:
Eli Manning will become the all-time road wins leader in the post-season with a win next week.
Giants HC Tom Coughlin will tie the NFL record for most road-wins in the playoffs with seven. He is currently 6-4.
Giants C David Baas is heading back to California. Baas was with the 49’ers before the Giants signed him to a large contract this off-season. Baas, who missed several games with a neck burner, could be a key factor in next Sunday’s matchup.