Football Betting: Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants

January 11, 2012 NFL Football

The Atlanta Falcons pray that slipping into the playoffs undetected in 2012 will grant them greater results, following finishing with the greatest record in the league last year, and getting sacked in the first round by the Packers. Atlanta ended 10-6 this season, earning them a 1st round wild-card competition with the NFC East winning Giants (9-7).

New York appears to have the traction heading into the playoffs for the Jan 8 – Falcons vs Giants game, nevertheless. Odds makers have recognized this, and made New York a 3-point favorite. This is maybe a surprising position for a squad that lost four competitions back to back in November-December. The New York Giants had to rely on colossal mistakes by their division rival Dallas Cowboys to offer them an opportunity to attain the playoffs. A win over Dallas in week 17 assured them the division championship.  Check the NFL Odds for Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints game.

New York players may contend that their losing streak this season came when starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw was wounded. And this is a legitimate argument, as 3 of 4 losses in that streak came when Bradshaw was on the sideline. Now that he is back the New York Giants have looked like a different team, winning two must-win contests consecutively over hard tournament (Jets and Dallas).

Atlanta won three of their last four games arriving into the playoffs, but Atlanta has struggled all season against winning teams. Atlanta is just 2-4 versus teams that ended over .500. Just two weeks ago, they were blown out by the New orleans saints, 45-16. Start your NFL Betting action on Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants game.

Both squads are led by quality quarterbacks, the Giants by Eli Manning and the Atlanta Falcons by Matt Ryan. The difference in this match, nevertheless, might be in quarterback stress. The New York Giants defensive line can get to the quarterback, and registered 48 sacks this year, excellent for 3rd in the nfl. The game will be determined by how well Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons offensive line can endure the pressure of the Giants’ defensive front.

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