When Parcells began coaching the Giants in 1983, the team had finished with a winning record just once in the previous 10 seasons. Parcells led the Giants to the playoffs in his second and third seasons. In 1986, he coached one of the greatest teams in Giants history. That year, the Giants won their last 12 games and finished 17-2, including a 39-20 rout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI. Four years later, Parcells led the Giants to a 20-19 victory over the favored Buffalo Bills in Su-per Bowl XXV. He left the team after that season with a 77-49-1 regular season record. The 77 victories are the second-most in team history, behind Owen's 153. Par-cells shares (with Tom Coughlin) the Giants' record with eight postseason wins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.
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