In their Week 5 matchup in 2011, the Seahawks proved to be a bump in the road for the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on their path to the Super Bowl.

The Seahawks won 36-25 on that October afternoon, but the Giants ended up winning it all, while the Seahawks finished 7-9 for the second season in a row.

These teams will tangle again on Sunday, and again at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. But that’s where the similarities end. While many of the players might be the same, it’s the Seahawks who own the best record in the NFC (11-2) and already have secured a postseason berth, while the Giants are 5-8 and were officially eliminated from the playoff picture with Sunday’s loss to the Chargers in San Diego.

“That’s the predicament that we put ourselves in. Nobody did it but us,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday during a conference-call interview. “We’re the ones responsible, and therefore do we have the wherewithal to play three solid games here at the end of the year and perhaps gain some of the respect back that we’ve had in other years.”

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