08:05 AM ET 01.09 | Coaches aren't much given to reflection, and Tom Coughlin is no different. This week, though, it will be difficult for even the most resistant Giants not to consider the good old days. Four years ago, the Giants rode a late-season surge to an unlikely Super Bowl championship, and now -- after throttling the Atlanta Falcons, 24-2, in an N.F.C. wild-card game on Sunday. ... Try as Coughlin might, the parallels are becoming impossible to ignore. The 2007 Giants lumbered through a roller-coaster regular season but were buoyed by a 38-35 loss to the undefeated New England Patriots in Week 17. They then beat an overmatched N.F.C. South team (Tampa Bay) before going to Green Bay two weeks later and stunning the Packers.