Jan 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; General view of Super Bowl XLII championship ring to commemorate the New York Giants 17-14 victory over the New England Patriots on February 3, 2008 on display at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sport
The 2007 season is one of the greater stories in the history of football. It even led to it being named the best ‘America’s Game’ that NFL Network produced because the storyline is virtually unbeatable.
They started 0-2, badly beaten and surrendering 80 combined points to the NFC’s two best team’s in the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, which led many to push for the firing of head coach Tom Coughlin. After that 0-2 start they rattled off 6 in a row, and on their way to the postseason faced the undefeated New England Patriots whom they lost to by just 3 points in a game that had no playoff implications. It made a clear statement concerning their mindset heading into the postseason.
They then play 3 road playoff games as a wildcard knocking off both the number 1 and 2 seeds on their journey. They wound up winning a league record 11 games on the road in a single-season, and eventually met up with the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Yeah, I think you all know how that ended by now. Simply, one of the more exhilarating and unexpected seasons in NFL history and in my mind deserving of the number 1 slot on my list.