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The 2011 New York Giants season was the 87th season for the team in the National Football League. They played all of their home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Although the team did not improve on their 10-6 mark from 2010, the Giants were able to qualify for the playoffs and won Super Bowl XLVI, marking the fourth time in team history that they won a Super Bowl.
With a 9--7 record, the Giants returned to the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2008, when they won the NFC East and finished the season as the NFC's #4 seed. New York finished 10--6 in 2010 but failed to qualify for the playoffs due to not having any tiebreakers over any NFC playoff team. The Giants entered their week 17 match up with the Cowboys with both teams tied for the division lead with 8--7 records. The Giants took a 21--0 first half lead and while the Cowboys closed the gap to make the score 21--14 early in the 4th quarter, the Giants held on to defeat the Cowboys 31--14, clinching the divisional title and a playoff berth.
In the playoffs, the Giants defeated the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and the San Francisco 49ers to win the NFC championship. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, which was a rematch of Super Bowl XLII from 4 years earlier in which the Giants defeated the previously undefeated Patriots.
The 2011 Giants were the first team in NFL history to reach the Super Bowl after having been outscored by their opponents in the regular season (394 points scored, 400 points allowed). With a 9--7 record, the Giants became the third NFL team to win fewer than 10 games in a 16 game season, and reach the Super Bowl. but neither of those teams won the Super Bowl as the Giants did. Additionally, upon defeating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI the Giants became the first NFC East Division champion to win the Super Bowl since the Dallas Cowboys in 1995 (the Giants were a Wild Card team when they won Super Bowl XLII).