The New York Giants steamrolled Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs last season on the way to a fourth Lombardi Trophy.
They're not expecting this meeting to go quite as smoothly, despite the Falcons' latest performance.
In the hopes of moving closer to joining Atlanta in the playoffs again, the NFC East-leading Giants may need another strong performance from rookie running back David Wilson and the defense Sunday in the Georgia Dome.
New York went on to win last season's Super Bowl, a run that started with a 24-2 rout of Atlanta. The Giants blanked the potent Falcons, holding them to 247 yards - 64 rushing - while stopping Atlanta on 10 of 14 tries on third down and all three on fourth.
New York (8-5) is certainly not expecting Atlanta, tied with Houston for the best record in the NFL at 11-2, to fall as easily this time.
"They have two new coordinators in (defensive coordinator) Mike Nolan and (offensive coordinator) Dirk Koetter," coach Tom Coughlin said. "They...