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NFL Playoffs 2012: New York Giants Vs. Atlanta Falcons, First Look

The New York Giants meet the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Jan. 8 (1 p.m. ET/FOX) in a first-round NFC playoff game. It is one of four games that will be held on wild-card weekend as the 12 remaining teams square off to see who will represent each conference in Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.

The Giants (9-7) qualified by winning the NFC East title. They did so, of course, with a 31-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in the final game of the NFL regular season. The Falcons (10-6) earned a wild-card berth, finishing second to the 13-3 New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.


More: Five Most Surprising Things About The Giants Regular Season


The Giants are a three-point favorite in the early line. See all the NFL playoff odds on SB Nation's NFL Odds Page powered by Odds Shark.

-- SB Nation New York will have all the coverage you need throughout the week in this StoryStream. See Big Blue View for complete Giants discussion and analysis. See The Falcoholic and SB Nation Atlanta for complete Falcons discussion and anlysis. See SB Nation's NFL Hub Page for full playoff coverage.


Atlanta Falcons 2011 Season Summary Stats

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 25.1 376.6 (10th) 262.0 (8th) 114.6 (17th)
Def 21.9 333.6 (12th) 236.6 (20th) 97.0 (6th)