Giants / trying for 3rd straight blowout
Posted Oct. 05 at 10:18 AM
The Giants host Seattle Sunday, and it's a rare matchup of a team that has beaten another team by 30-plus points in back-to-back games. New York won 44-6 against the Seahawks in 2008, then won 41-7 at Qwest Field last year.
This kind of matchup has happened only 14 times since the merger in 1970. So on average, just once every three years.
But it will happen twice this season. The Packers host the Raiders in Week 14).
Of the previous 14 of these type of games, the bully team went only 8-6. Only one of these teams actually won the third meeting by 30-plus points. That would be the 49ers in the mid-‘90s, who actually beat the Falcons in five of six games by 30-plus points. The Vikings came close in 1990, beating the Saints 29-3.
THIRD TIME IN A BLOWOUT
How teams fared who had won back-to-back games by 30-plus points. (Since the merger in 1970).
Year Team Result
1977 Rams won 20-0 vs. Eagles
1979 Dolpins won 31-16 vs. Bears
1982 Eagles lost 20-23 to Cardinals
1985 49ers lost 28-21 to Vikings
1986 Steelers lost 13-10 vs. Bears
1989 Miami lost 26-21 at Kansas City
1990 Bills won 30-7 vs. Jets
1990 Vikings beat Saints 32-3
1992 Washington won 13-10 vs. Lions
1993 49ers won 37-30 vs. Falcons
1995 49ers won 41-10 vs. Falcons
2001 Patriots won 29-26 (OT) vs. Chargers
2003 Falcons lost 23-3 to Panthers
2008 Patriots won 20-10 vs. Bills
2011 Giants (vs. Seattle Sunday)
2011 Packers (vs. Oakland in Week 14)
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