The conference title games were similar.
- Giants winning the NFC title game on the road (under nasty weather conditions) in overtime on a field goal. 23-20 OT win Green Bay in 2007 season; 20-17 OT win over San Fran in 2011 season.
- Patriots winning the AFC title game at home by single digit. 21-12 win over Chargers in 2007 season; 23-20 win over Ravens in 2011 season.