Video: Hakeem Nicks 72-Yard Touchdown Reception

A 72-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Hakeem Nicks from quarterback Eli Manning has helped the New York Giants claim a commanding 17-2 lead over the Atlanta Falcons in a 2012 NFL playoff game, which has just 2:44 remaining in the third quarter. Nick's went untouched into the end zone for his second touchdown of the day, which capped a short but electrifying three-play, 79-yard drive.

The touchdown answered a huge defensive stand by the New York defense, which just three plays later stopped the Falcons' on a 4th-and-inches situation at the Giants' 21-yard line. For the second time in the game, Atlanta failed to try and sneak its quarterback Matt Ryan up the middle for a first down. The first attempt came in the first quarter with the ball inside New York territory.

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