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Looking back at Giants-Eagles epic, but short, playoff history

Sunday’s GiantsEagles showdown is a playoff rubber match of sorts.

The teams are ancient rivals. But they have only met in the postseason four times, splitting the series at two wins each. So someone will take the lead in the fifth meeting — Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field in the NFC divisional round — and move one step away from the Super Bowl.

Here is a look back at the history of Giants-Eagles in the playoffs:

1981: Giants 27, Eagles 21 in NFC wild-card game
The Giants raced out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter at Veterans Stadium and led 27-7 at halftime in the first-ever playoff meeting between the teams.