Giants own all-time lead in playoff berths

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When the Giants beat the Cowboys on the final night of the regular season in a game that would send the winner to the playoffs as the NFC East champion and the loser home with nothing, the Giants secured dibs over Dallas in another important category.

Before the game, both were tied at the top of the all-time list of playoff appearances with 30.  After the game, the Giants had 31.

Yes, the sssslow times have forced me to go deep on the list of interesting nuggets to help fill the page, but page 310 of The Official NFL Record & Fact Book for 2011 has the team-by-team list of total playoff appearances entering last season.

Factoring in the 12 berths that became official on New Year’s Day, here’s the current ranking:

Giants:  31.

Cowboys:  30.

Rams:  27.

Packers:  27.

Steelers:  27.

Vikings:  26.

Bears:  25.

Browns:  24.

Colts:  24.

Eagles:  23.

49ers:  23.

Dolphins:  22.

Redskins:  22.

Raiders:  21.

Titans:  21.

Patriots:  19.

Broncos:  18.

Bills:  17.

Chargers:  17.

Chiefs:  16.

Lions:  15.

Jets:  14.

Seahawks:  11.

Falcons:  11.

Buccaneers:  10.

Bengals:  10.

Saints:  9.

Ravens:  8.

Cardinals:  8.

Jaguars:  6.

Panthers:  4.

Texans:  1.

14 responses to “Giants own all-time lead in playoff berths

  1. Considering the fact that the Giants have been in the NFL since 1925 and the Cowboys did not join the league until 1960 makes those stats all the more impressive for the Cowboys and all the more less impressive for the Giants.

  2. There is no doubt the Giants deserve all the accolade they get. But a big part of this is their ability to bring in the right coaches at the right time (in their careers and based on team needs).

    Coach Coughlin’s no nonsense, measured style of discipline and focus is admirable. Coach Parcell’s ability to wrangle in a player like LT to ensure he gave his all on the field (look at what life after the game has been like for him) made you respect them even if they weren’t your team.

  3. Eagles & Browns numbers are really impressive… except neither has won a Superbowl.

  4. Earfsten7

    I’m pretty sure he is talking about during the superbowl era. Before that the NFL had no playoff system. The two best teams would play. The giants made that game 26 times, an NFL record. I’m pretty sure the giants have made the playoffs 5 times in the last decade. The giants have been to 5 superbowls so I know for a fact this data is talking about superbowl era. So no its not more impressive from the cowboys

  5. earfsten7 says: Jul 8, 2012 7:48 AM

    Considering the fact that the Giants have been in the NFL since 1925 and the Cowboys did not join the league until 1960 makes those stats all the more impressive for the Cowboys and all the more less impressive for the Giants.

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    Considering the Cowboys haven’t been relevant since 1995 makes the Cowboys one of the worst choke artists in the NFL. You better hope the Giants don’t get to 5 rings before you get to 6.

  6. Earfsten7

    I’m pretty sure he is talking about during the superbowl era. Before that the NFL had no playoff system. The two best teams would play. The giants made that game 26 times, an NFL record. I’m pretty sure the giants have made the playoffs 5 times in the last decade. The giants have been to 5 superbowls so I know for a fact this data is talking about superbowl era. So no its not more impressive from the cowboys
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    Wrong giantsfanlewis, that number is from the entire 87 year history of the Giants. Here is a list of all seasons with playoff years hi-lited:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_York_Giants_seasons

  7. Where are our resident Saints fans so they can read about their “winning franchise” and where it stands statiscally with the rest of the NFL…

    9 playoff seasons since 1967.

    Only these teams have less:

    Ravens: 8 (founded in 1996).

    Cardinals: 8 (founded 1920).

    Jaguars: 6 (founded in 1995).

    Panthers: 4 (founded in 1995).

    Texans: 1 (founded in 2002).

    So the only saving grace for the Saints is the Arizona Cardinals – but they have 2 NFL Championships compared to the Saints 1….

  8. earfsten7 says:
    Jul 8, 2012 7:48 AM
    Considering the fact that the Giants have been in the NFL since 1925 and the Cowboys did not join the league until 1960 makes those stats all the more impressive for the Cowboys and all the more less impressive for the Giants.
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    Prior to 1967 there were no “playoffs” as we would recognize them. There was only a championship game and that only started in 1933. So the “playoff appearances listing is all championship games from 1933-1966 then any playoff appearance since.

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