Giants playoff history
A look back at the Giants' 15 trips to the playoffs during the Super Bowl era.
- From collapses to Super Bowls Introduction
- Giants return to playoffs 1981-82
- Parcells starts turnaround 1984-85
- 'Da Bears 1985-86
- Super Bowl champs 1986-87
- Giants get flipped 1989-90
- Super Bowl XXV champs 1990-91
- LT, Simms end careers 1993-94
- Giants collapse in fourth 1997-98
- Crushed in Super Bowl XXXV 2000-01
- Trey Junkin and the collapse 2002-03
- Shutout 2005-06
- Last-second loss to Philly 2006-07
- The catch, the comeback, the 18-1 Patriots 2007-08
- Eagles send Giants home again 2008-09
- Giants trump Pats again 2011-12
Credit: Newsday/Kathy Kmonicek
Crushed in Super Bowl XXXV
After a loss to the Lions in Week 12 dropped the Giants to 7-4, head coach Jim Fassel famously guaranteed his team would make the playoffs. Big Blue (12-4) responded with five straight wins to claim the NFC East.
Divisional: The Giants jumped out to a 17-0 lead on a pair of big plays — a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Ron Dixon, and a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown by Jason Sehorn — and never looked back in a 20-10 win over the Eagles.
NFC Championship: A 41-0 romp of Minnesota in the NFC Championship game, to set up a meeting with the Ravens in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore’s stingy defense picked off Kerry Collins four times, and the Giants were crushed 34-7.
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