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As of the end of week 15 of 2016 season, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants have a chance of facing off in the playoffs. The Giants have dealt the Cowboys their only 2 losses of the season so far. Teams that are in the same division play each other 2 times during the regular season. So to beat a team 3 times, they must also meet in the playoffs. I'm wondering how many times has a team beaten a division rival 3 times in the same season in the NFL?

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They always say that it is hard to beat the same team three times in one season. However, it happens periodically. Since 1950, it has happened 17 times:

  • Just for good measure, do you have a source? Did you compile these yourself??? If so, from where? That way it can be validated since it's a pretty complex list. But good answer – JeopardyTempest Dec 24 '16 at 9:53
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    @JeopardyTempest My source is each Wikipedia link; you can click on them and see the schedule for each team that year. I found a couple of partial lists online by Googling and filled them in with research from Wikipedia. – Ben Miller Dec 24 '16 at 14:40

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