Here are some facts and figures from the New York Giants PR staff following Sunday's 20-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.
- The Giants improved to 5-0 in NFC championship games. The Giants are 3-0 on the road in the NFC Championship Game, winning twice in San Francisco and once in Green Bay.
- The Giants will be the 10th franchise to play in at least five Super Bowls, joining San Francisco, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Dallas, the Raiders, Washington, New England, Miami and Denver.
- Since they were 7-7, the Giants have won five consecutive games in which they've outscored their opponents 141-67.
- The Giants won their fifth consecutive road playoff game (three in 2007 and two this year), an NFL record.
- Despite the wet and windy weather, the Giants did not have a turnover. It was the seventh consecutive game in which they did not lose a fumble, their longest such streak since 2008. The Giants did not commit a turnover in three of their last four games, including the regular season finale vs. Dallas. They have won their last eight games (regular season and postseason) in which they did not turn the ball over.
- Tom Coughlin improved to 11-7 as a head coach in postseason games. The 11 victories tie him with three coaches, including two former Giants coaches, for the seventh-highest total in NFL history:
Coaches Postseason Victories:
20: Tom Landry
19: Don Shula
17: Bill Belichick, Joe Gibbs
16: Chuck Noll
13: Mike Holmgren
12: Bill Cowher
11: Tom Coughlin, Bill Parcells, Dan Reeves, Marv Levy
- In his 16-year head coaching career, Coughlin has 142 regular season victories and 11 postseason triumphs. The 153 victories tie him with Giants Hall of Fame coach Steve Owen for 18th place on the NFL's career list. Marv Levy is 17th with 154.