Found January 07, 2012 on Beat Writers Blog:
Both Giants, Falcons have ties to Boston College, including Tom Coughlin

Falcons’ Matt Ryan Doesn’t Want Playoff Rerun

Atlanta’s quarterback will attempt to get his first playoff win in three chances, when the Falcons play the Giants in the N.F.C.’s wild-card round.

Falcons Manhandled in the Meadowlands

The Falcons were manhandled by the Giants on Wild Card Weekend as the NFC South club was defeated 24-2 in the Meadowlands. Fantasy Spin: Quarterback Matt Ryan completed 24 of 41 passes for just 199 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions. Running back Michael Turner also failed to find his groove, as he was held to 41 yards on 15 carries. The Giants defense also did an outstanding...

How Coughlin rescued Giants and himself

The morning after one of the season’s ugliest losses – a heartless, lackluster effort by the Giants against the Washington Redskins at home on Dec. 18 – Tom Coughlin’s players were braced for the worst.

Tom Coughlin is Optimistic That Aaron Ross is Fine

New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross suffered a concussion during Sunday’s playoff win over the Atlanta Falcons. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin seems to be optimistic that Ross will be OK for next Sunday night’s match up against the Green Bay Packers.  Coughlin said that he “counted fingers for me,”indicating that Ross should be fine for next week. If the Giants are going...

Q&A: Mike Smith discusses his disappointment

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, right, shakes hands with New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin before their NFL wild card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Here’s what Falcons coach Mike Smith had to say after the game. Obvioulsy the game wasn’t the way we wanted to go today. We didn’t make enough plays...

Can't hide the excitement for NFL playoffs

The look of excitement and the eagerness in his voice gave Tom Coughlin away. It's playoff time, and he loves it that his New York Giants are back in contention after missing out the last two years.

Giants return ready to attack Pack

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.

Politi: Giants' Tom Coughlin heads to the playoffs at a time when most coaches are retired

For 65-year-old Coughlin, retiring is not on the bucket list

Falcons deal with another poor playoff performance

Being embarrassed in the playoffs is becoming a habit for the Atlanta Falcons. It’s one that has them wondering what they can do to break it. Eli Manning threw three touchdowns and the New York Giants’ defense stuffed quarterback Matt Ryan on two crucial fourth-and-1 sneaks in basically pitching...

Coughlin optimistic about Aaron Ross after concussion

The Giants announced during Sunday’s win that cornerback Aaron Ross suffered a concussion against the Falcons. The team also saw safety Deon Grant in and out of the lineup with a groin injury, so there has to be some concern about the secondary heading into Green Bay. Coach Tom Coughlin sounded optimistic after the game.…

Giant Step: Big Blue Destroys Falcons

It's official. The Giants defense is back. We had an inkling over the last two weeks, but the performance in Sunday afternoon's playoff victory over the Falcons turned a trend into a confirmed fact. The Giants allowed the Falcons to do nothing offensively all afternoon and rode that performance to a convincing 24-2 victory. The defense never came up bigger than on two fourth...
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