Posted by GameSetMatch on 4th January 2012
This Saturday, January 7th, 2012 the Giants will take on the Falcons in the first NFC wildcard matchup. Since 2001 the Giants and Falcons have played six times while splitting the series 3-3. While the Giants have taken the last three from the Falcons. Offensively both teams are similar in yards per game with a slight edge going to the Giants but defensively the Falcons are better in yards allowed per game. I believe the main key to victory for the Giants will be there offensive passing game. Looking at the match up between the Giants receivers and the Falcons defensive backs, the Giants have a huge advantage in exploiting the Falcons. Falcons defensive backs are looking suspect and Eli has the weapons and tools to take them down. Once the open up the field with the passing game, the running game will be there for them to mix it up. Now defensively it is going to be a little struggle for the Giants. The Falcons are very talented offensively with one of the best in the league in Tony Gonzalez. If the Giants can put pressure on Matt Ryan and limit Michael Turner then they will have the game in the bag. The Giants are an underestimated team that had a couple of screw ups during the season but now they are entering the second season where its win or go home and after the last game against the Cowboys, the Giants do not look like they are ready to pack up and end their season.