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Patriots-Giants history includes some big games

Tom Brady had a memorable night against the Giants in 2007 when he closed out the Patriots’ 16-0 regular season and set the single-season record for touchdown passes with 50.

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Tom Brady had a memorable night against the Giants in 2007 when he closed out the Patriots’ 16-0 regular season and set the single-season record for touchdown passes with 50.

The Giants and Patriots have only played 11 meaningful games in the history of the two franchises. But several of their meetings have been quite significant.

Super Bowl XLVI was the second postseason meeting between the teams, which also meet almost every year in the preseason.

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The Giants’ win in Super Bowl XLVI gave them a 6-5 advantage in the series.

Look back at how the teams’ meetings since 1987 have played out:

Feb. 5, 2012: Giants again break hearts of the Patriots

Nov. 6, 2011: Patriots foiled again by Eli Manning, Giants

Feb. 3, 2008 (Super Bowl XLII): Patriots’ bid for perfect season ends in Giants’ upset

Dec. 29, 2007: Patriots escape Giants, finish 16-0 season

Oct. 12, 2003: Patriots beat Giants after scooping 5 turnovers

Sept. 26, 1999: It’s not pretty, but Patriots beat Giants and move to 3-0

Dec. 21, 1996: Patriots erase 22-point deficit to beat Giants

Dec. 30, 1990: Giants provide the final insult as Patriots end 1-15

Nov. 8, 1987: Patriots’ last gasp choked off in loss to Giants

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More from the archives

2011 season tracker: Look back at every Patriots game

Super Bowl XXXVI: Patriots shocked Rams for first championship

Super Bowl XXXVIII: Patriots outlasted Panthers in thrilling Super Bowl

Super Bowl XXXIX: A dynasty was crowned as Patriots defeated Eagles

Patriots’ playoff history, game by game

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