Sporadic Stats From Championship Sunday

NFL playoff doo-dads and sta-nicks picked up from scribbles in my margins and stolen from various places around the interent (specificall ESPN Stats & Info):

♦ Since 2007, Giants and Packers are 8-1 in road playoff games; the rest of the NFL is 13-28.

Seven of the last 12 NFC title games have either been won by the Giants or lost by the Eagles.

Three of the last five NFC title games have gone into overtime. Just one of the previous 27 had. By the way, only one AFC title game has ever gone into OT.

♦ The 2011 Giants (394-400) are the first Super Bowl team ever to be outscored  during the regular season.

♦ Giants join the 1979 Rams and 2008 Cardinals as the only 9-7 teams to reach the Super Bowl.

♦ Teams with a minus-2 turnover differential (Patriots today) are now 3-46 in playoff games since 1970. The 1975 Steelers and 1981 49ers were the others.

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