For all their dominance, the Broncos are buoyed by a 38-year-old quarterback with failing legs. Their chief rival for the No. 1 seed, undefeated Kansas City, is not nearly as imposing as their record, despite a No. 1 scoring defense and Jamaal Charles? MVP campaign. The Patriots, when healthy, look like the AFC?s best team, but they won?t be 100 percent any time this season. Meanwhile, the Colts were just worked in their own building by a Brian Schottenheimer and Kellen Clemens-led offense and the Bengals continue to ebb and flow on Andy Dalton?s schizophrenic arm (and head).
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Rich Resch: Looks like the Giants are getting healthy at the right time (I just jinxed it...get the stretcher ready), and when both of these teams are playing up to their full potential, the Giants have the slight edge. That's no disrespect to the Falcons, who are a talented and balanced team, but I don't think they have the upside or ability to make a deep run in these playoffs. Plus, the home-field advantage can't hurt.
No secondary matches up well with Roddy White and Julio Jones, so the pass rush will have to be ferocious once again. Stopping Michael Turner will also be key so that the D-line can focus on getting to Ryan, but the matchup I'm most excited for is Michael Boley vs. Tony Gonzalez. The Falcons' ability to complete short and medium passes and neutralize the pass rush will decide the game....Giants win, 28-24
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The Giants host the Atlanta Falcons in the WildCard round of the NFC Playoffs, in the first postseason game ever at MetLife Stadium.
The all-time series between the Giants and Falcons is tied 10-10. The Giants have won the past 3 meetings, but the Falcons have?won 5 of the past 6 in New York.
Giants, Falcons Ready To Receive on SundayIn order to compete and win in today?s NFL, a top-flight quarterback and some big-time playmakers he can target on a regular basis are absolute necessities.
The fifth-seeded Atlanta Falcons (10-6) and the fourth-seeded the New York Giants (9-7) have both as they get ready to square off against each other in an NFC wild-card playoff matchup at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Not only do both teams have those components driving their offenses, but they mirror each other very closely.
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The Situation: If Green Bay wins, they travel to Atlanta. If Philly wins, they will face the Bears in Chicago.