Chris Snee knows of the links being made between the New York Giants' strong regular-season finish and the one that helped vault his club to victory in Super Bowl XLII four years ago.
And he can't stand it.
"I hate comparing the two years," the standout right guard told FOXSports.com with an exasperated chuckle inside New York's locker room. "I think there's something like 14 guys (remaining) from that team.
"The similarity is that we played well heading into (the playoffs). Now if we get where we want at the end and win it all, we can talk more about comparisons."
Snee's take is spot-on as New York (9-7) prepares to host Atlanta (10-6) in Sunday's first-round game on FOX. While the 2007 and 2011 Giants share other Xs-and-Os traits besides a strong December push, Snee and his teammates know the true foundation of this year's squad was laid five months ago.
Back then, the Giants were blanketed by the kind of negativity that would have ripped lesser teams asunder.
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