Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/7/12
Nine months after meeting in Super Bowl XLVI, New England and the New York Giants are each in first place in their respective divisions, with a combined record of 11-6 (.647).Both teams look to be headed to the playoffs, if for no other reason than the lack of other great teams in their divisions.But since New England won back-to-back Super Bowls in 2003-04, a surprising trend has emerged regarding the playoff success of teams the year after they reach the Super Bowl.Stat of the week: the 14 teams to play in the Super Bowl between 2004 and 2010 combined to win 3 playoff games the season following their championships.2010 SB: Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh / 2011 playoffs: both teams went 0-12009 SB: New Orleans vs. Indianapolis / 2010 playoffs: both teams went 0-12008 SB: Pittsburgh vs. Arizona / 2009 playoffs: PIT missed playoffs & ARI went 1-1Arizona def. Green Bay in wild-card round2007 SB: NY Giants vs. New England / 2008 playoffs: NY 0-1 & NE missed2006 SB: Indianapolis vs. C...
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