The 2007 Giants are known for spoiling the Patriots’ perfect season in Super Bowl XLII. New York’s second Super Bowl team of the Eli Manning era also has a unique place in Super Bowl lore. A double-digit underdog, Los Angeles held a 19-17 fourth quarter lead before falling to the defending champion Steelers in Super Bowl XIV.
Joe Burrow and the rest of the Cincinnati Bengals can match the Giants’ “Record” if they are able to defeat the Rams in Super Bowl LVI. The Bengals went 10-7 during the regular season before defeating the Raiders, Titans and Chiefs in the AFC playoffs.
Along with joining the ’11 Giants in Super Bowl lore, the Bengals would also join the 1981 49ers in history if they win the Super Bowl. Ironically, the 49ers’ historic win came at the Bengals’ expense, as Joe Montana led San Francisco to a 26-21 win over Cincinnati in Super Bowl XVI.
With a win in Super Bowl LVI, Cincinnati would also remove themselves from the list of teams that have never won a Super Bowl.