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  • Why history favors the Giants.

    Oftentimes, in the conference title games, one team will win at home, while the other team will win on the road.

    And in recent Super Bowl history, the team that won its conference on the road usually defeated the team that won its conference at home.



    2000: Ravens beat the Raiders on the road for AFC title. Giants beat the Vikings at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Ravens won.

    2001: Patriots beat the Steelers on the road for AFC title. Rams beat the Eagles at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Patriots won.

    2002: Buccaneers beat the Eagles on the road for NFC title. Raiders beat the Titans at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Buccaneers won.

    2004: Patriots beat the Steelers on the road for AFC title. Eagles beat the Falcons at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Patriots won.

    2005: Steelers beat the Broncos on the road for AFC title. Seahawks beat the Panthers at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Steelers won.

    2007: Giants beat the Packers on the road for NFC title. Patriots beat the Chargers at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Giants won.

    2010: Packers beat the Bears on the road for NFC title. Steelers beat the Jets at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Packers won.

    2011: Giants beat the 49ers on the road for NFC title. Patriots beat the Ravens at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: (Giants?)




  • #2
    Re: Why history favors the Giants.

    Other times, like 2008 and 2009, both Super Bowl participants were the home team victor at their conference title games. So the difference may be even starker.

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    • #3
      Re: Why history favors the Giants.

      So the difference comes down to the team that had the better season and the team who is hotter at the moment. I'll take hot all day and twice on Super Sunday!

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      • #4
        Re: Why history favors the Giants.

        Both teams are Hot, Pats UN LIKE other #1 seeds in the Past had play to the last minute of every regular season game to insure Homefield. Giants are a great team as are the Pats the better team that Sunday wins it all.

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        • #5
          Re: Why history favors the Giants.

          [quote user="PatsFanNH"]Both teams are Hot, Pats UN LIKE other #1 seeds in the Past had play to* the last minute of every regular season game to insure Homefield. Giants are a great team as are the Pats the better team that Sunday wins it all.
          [/quote]

          Yeah man all of these stats don't mean **** (even though I like this stat) it doesn't mean anything.

          The best team wins on Superbowl Sunday

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          • #6
            Re: Why history favors the Giants.

            [quote user="Pakman"][quote user="PatsFanNH"]Both teams are Hot, Pats UN LIKE other #1 seeds in the Past had play to the last minute of every regular season game to insure Homefield. Giants are a great team as are the Pats the better team that Sunday wins it all.
            [/quote]

            Yeah man all of these stats don't mean **** (even though I like this stat) it doesn't mean anything.

            The best team wins on Superbowl Sunday[/quote]

            Ideally, but we've seen things turn out unfortunately otherwise.

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            • #7
              Re: Why history favors the Giants.

              You know what -- I just don't see the Giants going through everything they went through this season; beating GB and SF on the road; and losing this game to anyone.

              They're not losing this game.

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              • #8
                Re: Why history favors the Giants.

                [quote user="Cowboys Fan From Asia"]Oftentimes, in the conference title games, one team will win at home while the other team will win on the road.

                And in the Super Bowl, the team that won its conference on the road usually (within the last 11 years, at least) will win it all.



                2000: Ravens beat the Raiders on the road for AFC title. Giants beat the Vikings at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Ravens won.

                2001: Patriots beat the Steelers on the road for AFC title. Rams beat the Eagles at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Patriots won.

                2002: Buccaneers beat the Eagles on the road for NFC title. Raiders beat the Titans at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Buccaneers won.

                2004: Patriots beat the Steelers on the road for AFC title. Eagles beat the Falcons at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Patriots won.

                2005: Steelers beat the Broncos on the road for AFC title. Seahawks beat the Panthers at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Steelers won.

                2007: Giants beat the Packers on the road for NFC title. Patriots beat the Chargers at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Giants won.

                2010: Packers beat the Bears on the road for NFC title. Steelers beat the Jets at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Packers won.

                2011: Giants beat the 49ers on the road for NFC title. Patriots beat the Ravens at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: (Giants?)



                [/quote]

                I like this stat! Man do I like this stat!

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                • #9
                  Re: Why history favors the Giants.

                  [quote user="mstray92"][quote user="Cowboys Fan From Asia"]Oftentimes, in the conference title games, one team will win at home while the other team will win on the road.

                  And in the Super Bowl, the team that won its conference on the road usually (within the last 11 years, at least) will win it all.



                  2000: Ravens beat the Raiders on the road for AFC title. Giants beat the Vikings at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Ravens won.

                  2001: Patriots beat the Steelers on the road for AFC title. Rams beat the Eagles at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Patriots won.

                  2002: Buccaneers beat the Eagles on the road for NFC title. Raiders beat the Titans at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Buccaneers won.

                  2004: Patriots beat the Steelers on the road for AFC title. Eagles beat the Falcons at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Patriots won.

                  2005: Steelers beat the Broncos on the road for AFC title. Seahawks beat the Panthers at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Steelers won.

                  2007: Giants beat the Packers on the road for NFC title. Patriots beat the Chargers at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Giants won.

                  2010: Packers beat the Bears on the road for NFC title. Steelers beat the Jets at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Packers won.

                  2011: Giants beat the 49ers on the road for NFC title. Patriots beat the Ravens at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: (Giants?)



                  [/quote]

                  I like this stat! Man do I like this stat!
                  [/quote]


                  It is quite eerie, yes. It means that the No. 1# playoff seed in a conference is actually quite unlikely to win the Super Bowl.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Why history favors the Giants.

                    down with that

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                    • #11
                      Re: Why history favors the Giants.

                      [quote user="Cowboys Fan From Asia"][quote user="mstray92"][quote user="Cowboys Fan From Asia"]Oftentimes, in the conference title games, one team will win at home while the other team will win on the road.

                      And in the Super Bowl, the team that won its conference on the road usually (within the last 11 years, at least) will win it all.



                      2000: Ravens beat the Raiders on the road for AFC title. Giants beat the Vikings at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Ravens won.

                      2001: Patriots beat the Steelers on the road for AFC title. Rams beat the Eagles at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Patriots won.

                      2002: Buccaneers beat the Eagles on the road for NFC title. Raiders beat the Titans at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Buccaneers won.

                      2004: Patriots beat the Steelers on the road for AFC title. Eagles beat the Falcons at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Patriots won.

                      2005: Steelers beat the Broncos on the road for AFC title. Seahawks beat the Panthers at home for NFC title. Super Bowl: Steelers won.

                      2007: Giants beat the Packers on the road for NFC title. Patriots beat the Chargers at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Giants won.

                      2010: Packers beat the Bears on the road for NFC title. Steelers beat the Jets at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: Packers won.

                      2011: Giants beat the 49ers on the road for NFC title. Patriots beat the Ravens at home for AFC title. Super Bowl: (Giants?)



                      [/quote]

                      I like this stat! Man do I like this stat!
                      [/quote]


                      It is quite eerie, yes. It means that the No. 1# playoff seed in a conference is actually quite unlikely to win the Super Bowl.
                      [/quote]

                      It's funny You brought this stat to light. I remember last year on ESPN or NFL network they put up this same stat. It seems like being the # 1 seed for most of the decade has been a curse.
                      It seems most of the time the # 1 seed either gets knocked out in the earlier round or goes to the superbowl and loses. 2009 both superbowl participants were # 1 seeds from there conf.
                      In 2000 when we faced the Ravens we were the # 1 seed and the Ravens were a wildcard 5th seed.

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