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Giants no stranger to teams with 15-1 or better records

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers runs

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Dec. 4, 2011) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Cool note here from the Giants:

The Packers are the sixth team in NFL history to finish the regular season with a record of 15-1 or better. The Giants played five of them. They hosted each of the last three of those teams in December and lost each game by three points: The 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers (33-30), the 2007 New England Patriots, who finished 16-0, and this season's Packers, both by a score of 38-35. The Giants turned the tables and beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, 17-14.

The Giants lost to two other 15-1 teams: The 1984 San Francisco 49ers (31-10 in the regular season and 21-10 in a divisional playoff game) and the 1985 Chicago Bears (21-0 in a divisional playoff). The only 15-1 team they did not face was the 1998 Minnesota Vikings.

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