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Falcons: G-men can conquer Green BayN.Y. POST: CHARLES WENZELBERGTOM TO SHINE: The Falcons, 24-2 losers to the Giants in yesterday’s wild-card playoff game, say Tom Coughlin and his team can beat the Packers.By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 1/9/12
Jeff Zelevansky/Getty ImagesBy Nicholas Goss - Bleacher Report 1/7/12
Atlanta Falcons starting safety William Moore suffered a groin injury in the first half against the New York Giants on Sunday and his return was listed as questionable.
The Giants also had a safety injured when Deon Grant sustained a quad injury. His return was also listed as questionable. While not a starter, Grant plays extensively when the Giants use alignments with three safeties...
THE GAME: The NFC wild-card Atlanta Falcons (10-6) vs. the NFC East champion New York Giants (9-7) at the Meadowlands, 1 p.m. on Sunday. THE WEATHER: There was once the threat of a storm, but now it appears the conditions will be about as perfect as anyone could expect for a game in early ...
Victor Cruz gives the Giants something they have rarely had: a game-breaking deep-threat receiver.
They have not forgotten Tom Coughlin’s bright red frozen cheeks that looked as if they could be chipped off in chunks and it being so cold that the sweat in David Diehl’s hair formed icicles, and they certainly have not forgotten the victory over the Packers.
- Giants are home favorites, which hasn’t been good luck for them this year. Still, their intensity level should be high and a letdown is not expected.
- Bad start for the Giants’ offense: an incompletion and a false start on Nicks led to a three and out. On the Falcons’ first drive, Michael Turner was stuffed on two runs, and the pass rush forced an incomplete pass for a three and out.
Let’s have some fun and do some NFL picks.
I am by no means an expert so these are just some fun picks to spark debate.
Atlanta vs. Giants – The Giants are a 3-point favorite. When you combine the pass rush, Eli Manning, and the fact they will be playing at MetLife Stadium, the Giants should take this game. Matt Ryan has a bad postseason resume and Michael Turner has a tendency...
And we continue the parade of former players weighing in on the Giants with Michael Strahan, who spoke with Neil Best on Thursday evening and whose opinions on this current squad were covered here.
The New York Giants are only four years removed from their last Super Bowl victory, and they have nothing on the Atlanta Falcons in terms of postseason experience. The Giants (9-7) will be the novices today when they host the Falcons (10-6) in an NFC wild-card game at MetLife Stadium.
Pitch near-shutout in 24-2 win