The Super Bowl Rematch Rematch

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New England's Tom Brady and New York's Eli Manning will face off again in the Super Bowl. (Stephan Savoia and Julie Jacobson/AP)

For the 13th time in its history, the Super Bowl will be a rematch of a regular season meeting. And the Giants and Patriots are the first pairing of teams to do it twice.

Poll

Can you find it in you to root for the Giants vs. New England?

Notable: All three Giants Super Bowl wins came in "rematch" meetings. Their lone Super Bowl (2000, Ravens) was not ... Home teams in the regular season meetings are just 6-6 (before 2011) in those games, but have won seven of those 12 Super Bowls.

Season   SB Winner   SB Loser    Score      Wk   RS Winner Score   
1977 Cowboys Broncos 27-10 14 Cowboys (H) 14-  6
1980 Raiders Eagles 27-10 12 Eagles (H) 10-  7
1981 49ers Bengals 26-21 14 49ers (A) 21-  3
1983 Raiders Redskins 38-  9   5 Redskins (H)  37-35
1985 Bears Patriots 46-10   2 Bears (H) 20-  7
1986 Giants Broncos 39-20 12 Giants (H) 19-16
1990 Giants Bills 20-19 15 Bills (A) 17-13
1993 Cowboys Bills 30-13   2 Bills (A) 13-10
1994 49ers Chargers 49-26 15 49ers (A) 38-15
1999 Rams Titans 23-16   8 Titans (H) 24-21
2001 Patriots Rams 20-17 10 Rams (A) 24-17
2007 Giants Patriots 17-14 17 Patriots (A) 38-35
2011   9 Giants (A) 24-20

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