IRVING, Texas -- Came across this stat a couple of times since the Giants advanced to the Super Bowl, and it continues to speak to this sort of stealth mission they've been on in 2007 and 2011:
Head coach Tom Coughlin, who seems this close to getting fired every other year, has tied Hall of Famer Tom Landry's all-time record with seven career road playoff victories.
Four of Coughlin's came in '07 and '11, including the Divisional Round upset of the Cowboys at Texas Stadium. He also won two on the road in 1996, the expansion Jaguars' surprise run to the AFC Championship in their second year of existence.
Landry's seven are well-documented around here: the 1970 NFC Championship at San Francisco; the 1971 Divisional Round at Minnesota en route to the franchise's first Super Bowl; the 1972 Divisional Round at San Francisco; "The Catch" game at Minnesota, followed by a 30-point blowout of the Rams in the 1975 NFC Championship; the 1978 NFC Championship at the Rams; and Danny White's famous comeback win at Atlanta in the 1980 Divisional Round.
Exclusive company for Coughlin. The late Landry is regarded as one of the finest head coaches, and gentlemen, in NFL history.