2007 New York Giants season

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The 2007 New York Giants season was the 83rd season for the New York Giants in the National Football League.wikipedia
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Super Bowl XLII

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They qualified for the playoffs as a wild-card team as the #5 seed, and beat the #4 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9–7), the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys (13–3), and the #2 seed Green Bay Packers (13–3) to become the National Football Conference representative in Super Bowl XLII. The Giants season is widely regarded as one of the greatest cinderella stories in professional sports history; not only did they beat one of the greatest teams of all time in the undefeated Patriots, they did so as a wild-card team that had to win three playoff games on the road, two of them against the top two seeds in the National Football Conference, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers (both of whom they had lost to in their first two games of the season by ten points or more), to get to Super Bowl XLII, and after looking very mediocre at times during the regular season (despite their 10-6 record, they had a point differential of +22, went 3-5 at home, and had a strength of victory of just .375).
Super Bowl XLII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2007 season.

2007–08 NFL playoffs

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They qualified for the playoffs as a wild-card team as the #5 seed, and beat the #4 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9–7), the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys (13–3), and the #2 seed Green Bay Packers (13–3) to become the National Football Conference representative in Super Bowl XLII.

2007 New England Patriots season

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There, they defeated the heavily favored and previously undefeated 18–0 New England Patriots and spoiled their perfect season, aided by the famous Manning to Tyree forward pass.
In Super Bowl XLII, the New York Giants defeated the Patriots 17–14 in an upset.

Perfect season

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There, they defeated the heavily favored and previously undefeated 18–0 New England Patriots and spoiled their perfect season, aided by the famous Manning to Tyree forward pass.
The Patriots then won their divisional and conference playoff games, but were upset by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII in a dramatic fashion, giving them a final record of 18–1.

Cinderella (sports)

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The Giants season is widely regarded as one of the greatest cinderella stories in professional sports history; not only did they beat one of the greatest teams of all time in the undefeated Patriots, they did so as a wild-card team that had to win three playoff games on the road, two of them against the top two seeds in the National Football Conference, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers (both of whom they had lost to in their first two games of the season by ten points or more), to get to Super Bowl XLII, and after looking very mediocre at times during the regular season (despite their 10-6 record, they had a point differential of +22, went 3-5 at home, and had a strength of victory of just .375).

2007 NFL season

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The 2007 New York Giants season was the 83rd season for the New York Giants in the National Football League.
The Dallas Cowboys hosted the New York Giants in the first Sunday night game September 9 at 8:15 p.m. US EDT.

2007 Dallas Cowboys season

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The Giants season is widely regarded as one of the greatest cinderella stories in professional sports history; not only did they beat one of the greatest teams of all time in the undefeated Patriots, they did so as a wild-card team that had to win three playoff games on the road, two of them against the top two seeds in the National Football Conference, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers (both of whom they had lost to in their first two games of the season by ten points or more), to get to Super Bowl XLII, and after looking very mediocre at times during the regular season (despite their 10-6 record, they had a point differential of +22, went 3-5 at home, and had a strength of victory of just .375).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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They qualified for the playoffs as a wild-card team as the #5 seed, and beat the #4 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9–7), the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys (13–3), and the #2 seed Green Bay Packers (13–3) to become the National Football Conference representative in Super Bowl XLII.
In the Wild Card round of the playoffs held on January 6, 2008, the Buccaneers lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants by a final score of 24–14.

Green Bay Packers

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They qualified for the playoffs as a wild-card team as the #5 seed, and beat the #4 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9–7), the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys (13–3), and the #2 seed Green Bay Packers (13–3) to become the National Football Conference representative in Super Bowl XLII.
On January 20, 2008, Green Bay appeared in their first NFC Championship Game in 10 years facing the New York Giants in Green Bay.

Dallas Cowboys

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They qualified for the playoffs as a wild-card team as the #5 seed, and beat the #4 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9–7), the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys (13–3), and the #2 seed Green Bay Packers (13–3) to become the National Football Conference representative in Super Bowl XLII.
They lost in the divisional round 21–17 to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

2007 Miami Dolphins season

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On February 2, 2007, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the Dolphins and New York Giants would play a game at London, England's Wembley Stadium.

2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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However, they were defeated 24-14 in the Wildcard Round by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

Amani Toomer

Amani Toomer in his return from a knee injury, notched 9 catches for 91 yards while Burress gained 144.
He registered over 1,000 receiving yards each season from 1999 to 2003, was a member of the 2007 Giants team that won Super Bowl XLII, and holds Giants' club records with 9,497 receiving yards, 668 receptions and 54 receiving touchdowns.

Peyton Manning

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Many pundits began to consider Eli Manning as a potential draft bust, especially when considering fellow 2004 draft pick Ben Roethlisberger's Super Bowl run in 2005 and Philip Rivers leading his team, the Chargers, to a 14-2 regular season in 2006; making matters worse, older brother Peyton Manning, who Eli was often compared unfavorably to, had led the Colts to the Super Bowl victory that same year and won the MVP of the game.
Peyton was widely viewed during Super Bowl XLII as he cheered on brother Eli and the New York Giants in their upset of the previously undefeated New England Patriots.

2007 New York Jets season

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The Jets played a rare road game at home, as they took on their intracity rivals (and stadium co-tenants), the New York Giants.

NFL International Series

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The Miami Dolphins hosted the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium in London, England on October 28, 2007.

Michael Strahan

This season would also mark the end of defensive end Michael Strahan's NFL career as he retired following the Giants' Super Bowl victory.

2007 Green Bay Packers season

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The Giants season is widely regarded as one of the greatest cinderella stories in professional sports history; not only did they beat one of the greatest teams of all time in the undefeated Patriots, they did so as a wild-card team that had to win three playoff games on the road, two of them against the top two seeds in the National Football Conference, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers (both of whom they had lost to in their first two games of the season by ten points or more), to get to Super Bowl XLII, and after looking very mediocre at times during the regular season (despite their 10-6 record, they had a point differential of +22, went 3-5 at home, and had a strength of victory of just .375).

New York Giants

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The 2007 New York Giants season was the 83rd season for the New York Giants in the National Football League.

Tom Coughlin

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Tom Coughlin joined Bill Parcells (who led the team to the playoffs five times), Steve Owen, and Allie Sherman as the only head coaches in the history of the team to lead the Giants to the postseason three consecutive years.

National Football League on television

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This led to controversy in, when the New England Patriots were scheduled to play the New York Giants at Giants Stadium in their regular season finale on the NFL Network, in what was to be a chance to complete the first 16–0 regular season in NFL history.