Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants looks on from the sidelines against the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Here are some great facts and statistics from the New York Giants PR Department in the wake of Sunday's 37-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday in the NFC Divisional Round.
The Giants won a playoff game in Lambeau Field for the second time in four seasons to become the first visiting team to win two postseason games here.
This was the third time the Giants eliminated the defending Super Bowl champion from the playoffs. In 1985, the defeated the 49ers in an NFC Wild Card Game in Giants Stadium, 17-3, and five years later, they beat the Niners in San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game, 15-13.
No defending Super Bowl champion has won a playoff game since 2005, when New England defeated Jacksonville in a wild card game before losing a divisional playoff game in Denver.
The Giants became the first No. 4 seed in the NFC to defeat a No. 1 seed in the divisional round of the playoffs. The NFC fourth seeds are now 1-8 in such games and 5-15 overall.
The Giants scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, their highest-scoring final quarter in a postseason game since Dec. 9, 1934, when they put 24 points on the board in a 30-13 victory over the Chicago Bears in the NFL Championship Game - better known as the "Sneakers Game."
The Packers failed on a fourth-down conversion attempt in the fourth quarter when Aaron Rodgers was sacked for a six-yard loss by Michael Boley. The Giants have stopped five consecutive opponent fourth-down conversion attempts, including one against Dallas in the regular season finale and three last week vs. Atlanta.
This was the Giants' sixth postseason victory under head coach Tom Coughlin. He is second in Giants history in playoff victories, trailing only Bill Parcells, who had eight.
Coughlin is 10-7 overall in the postseason. The 10 victories tie him with Philadelphia's Andy Reid for second among active coaches. New England's Bill Belichick is first with 16.
The Giants are 4-1 in road playoff games under Coughlin. Overall, Coughlin is 6-4 on the road in postseason games with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Giants. The sixth victory broke a tie with Hall of Famer and former Washington Coach Joe Gibbs and moved Coughlin into second place on the NFL's career list. Another member of the Hall of Fame, former Dallas Coach Tom Landry, was 7-7 in road playoff games.
Eli Manning's 330 yards were a career postseason high.
Coughlin lost a replay challenge with 1:34 remaining in the first quarter, when Rodgers completed a pass to Greg Jennings, who fumbled. The ball was recovered by the Giants, but the officials ruled Jennings was down by contact before losing the ball. Coughlin challenged the ruling, but after review, Leavy upheld the ball on the field, despite replays that seemed to show Jennings lost the ball before he was down. Coughlin has lost his last eight replay challenges, including two in the regular season game against Green Bay.
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