24. The Drought Is Over

What: NFC Wild Card @ Philadelphia Eagles
Date: 12/19/1981

After missing the NFL playoffs every single year for almost two decades, the Giants finally clinched a berth in 1981 with a big win over their hated rival, the Dallas Cowboys. And they followed it up by winning their Wild Card game against another one of their rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles. They lost the following week. But, if nothing else, it gave their fans a reason to start tuning into games again.