New York Giants Win The Super Bowl As A Wild Card

To follow up on yesterday’s post on the history of NFL wild card teams that make it to the Super Bowl, the Giants have now become the 5th team to win the Super Bowl as a wild card team (the others: 1980 Oakland, 1997 Denver, 2000 Baltimore, and 2005 Pittsburgh).  The Giants did it in dramatic fashion, with Eli Manning leading them down the field in the closing minutes of the game for the game winning touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress.  The Giants also join the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers as the only two teams to win three consecutive playoff road games and then win the Super Bowl.

Congratulations Giants!

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