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January 14, 2008

Since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, there have been 18 times when a team went into a playoff game with a chance to complete a three-game season sweep. Those teams are 11-7. Here are the matchups with the team that won both regular-season games listed first, along with the postseason result:

2007 -- Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants, Lost

2004 -- Green Bay vs. Minnesota, Lost

2004 -- St. Louis vs. Seattle, Won

2002 -- Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland, Won

2000 -- N.Y. Giants vs. Philadelphia, Won

1999 -- Tennessee vs. Jacksonville, Won

1998 -- Dallas vs. Arizona, Lost

1997 -- Green Bay vs. Tampa Bay, Won

1997 -- New England vs. Miami, Won

1994 -- Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland, Won

1994 -- Minnesota vs. Chicago, Lost

1993 -- L.A. Raiders vs. Denver, Won

1992 -- Kansas City vs. San Diego, Lost

1991 -- Kansas City vs. L.A. Raiders, Won

1989 -- Houston vs. Pittsburgh, Lost

1986 -- N.Y. Giants vs. Washington, Won

1983 -- Seattle vs. L.A. Raiders, Lost

1982 -- Miami vs. N.Y. Jets, Won

Source: Stats Inc.

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