|2007 NFL season|
|season||September 6, 2007 - December 30, 2007|
|date||January 5, 2008|
|AFC champions||New England Patriots|
|NFC champions||New York Giants|
|Super Bowl XLII|
|date||February 3, 2008|
University of Phoenix Stadium , Glendale ,
|NFL Champion||New York Giants|
|date||February 10, 2008|
|Venue||Aloha Stadium , Honolulu , Hawaii|
The 2007 NFL season was the 88th season of American football in the National Football League (NFL). The regular season started on September 6th and ended on December 30th, 2007.
In 2006 the team owners decided to host up to two games outside of the United States. The game of the New York Giants against the Miami Dolphins therefore took place on October 28, 2007 at Wembley Station. In return, it was decided to discontinue the NFL Europe after 15 seasons.
The New England Patriots won all regular season and play-off games. However, they lost 17:14 against the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII .
|S iege||N iederlagen||U nentschieden||SQ games won (relative)|
|P + points made||P- opposing points||Playoff participant|
The play-offs ran until January 20, 2008. The biggest surprise was the New York Giants with their successes over the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Play-offs and in the NFC Championship Game , which are now wildcard Team reached the Super Bowl .
|Wild Card Round||Divisional Round||Conference Championships||Super bowl|
|January 5th - Heinz Field||January 12th - Gillette Stadium|
|4th||Pittsburgh||27||January 20 - Gillette Stadium|
|January 13th - RCA Dome|
|January 6 - Qualcomm Stadium|
|3||San Diego||17th||February 3 - University of Phoenix Stadium|
|January 12th - Lambeau Field|
|January 5th - Qwest Field||A1||New England||14th|
|N5||New York Giants||17th|
|Super Bowl XLII|
|3||Seattle||35||January 20 - Lambeau Field|
|January 13 - Texas Stadium|
|5||New York Giants||23 *|
|January 6th - Raymond James Stadium|
|5||New York Giants||21st|
|5||New York Giants||24|
* Obtained victory in extra time
The team with the lower seeding number has home rights and is named here first, in contrast to the practice in the USA where the visiting team is named first.
Super Bowl XLII
- See also main article: Super Bowl XLII
The Super Bowl XLII was on February 3, 2008 in Glendale , Arizona instead. The participating teams of the 42nd World Football Championship were the New York Giants and the New England Patriots , who made the Super Bowl for the fourth time in seven years (2002, 2004, 2005, 2008). From the previous three appearances, the Patriots emerged as winners three times (vs St. Louis Rams , 20:17; vs Carolina Panthers , 32:29; vs Philadelphia Eagles , 24:21). For the New York Giants, Super Bowl XLII was their first since 2001 (Super Bowl XXXV; vs Baltimore Ravens , 7:34) and the win was the first since Super Bowl XXV (1991). The New England Patriots had lost 11 years in the Super Bowl. In Super Bowl XXXI (1997) you were inferior to the Green Bay Packers with 21:35. In the 42-year history of the Super Bowl, there has not yet been a meeting between the two participating teams.
|New England Patriots||0||7th||0||7th||14th|
|New York Giants||3||0||0||14th||17th|
|Most Valuable Player||Tom Brady , quarterback , New England Patriots|
|Coach of the Year||Bill Belichick , New England Patriots|
|Offensive Player of the Year||Tom Brady, quarterback, New England Patriots|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Bob Sanders , Safety , Indianapolis Colts|
|Offensive Rookie of the Year||Adrian Peterson , running back , Minnesota Vikings|
|Defensive Rookie of the Year||Patrick Willis , linebacker , San Francisco 49ers|
|Comeback Player of the Year||Greg Ellis , Defensive End , Dallas Cowboys|
|Walter Payton Man of the Year||Jason Taylor , Defensive End , Miami Dolphins|
- NFL History 2007 (English)
National Football League (Ed.): Official 2019 National Football League Record & FactBook . New York 2019 ( nflcommunications.com [PDF]).