They are division winners, a playoff host and one of 12 contenders for the Lombardi Trophy. But to move forward in these playoffs, the Giants have to step up their game. Against Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and the Atlanta Falcons (10-6), the Giants defense will most certainly have to do better – and it all starts on first down versus the run.
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Posted: Sunday, January 1st, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: NFL Wild Card Weekend, AFC Wild Card Games, Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFC Wild Card Games, Pittsburgh Steelers
With Week 17 in the books, we now know who will play who and when during NFL Wild Card Weekend.
The Cowboys-Giants battle for the NFC East title will be shown in prime time next Sunday, the NFL announced.
Heading into their second matchup with the Saints this season, the Falcons will look to duplicate their last performance – minus one fourth-down failure.
Seven down, five to go, two weeks left to figure it all out. Seven teams have clinched playoff spots and four more can do so this weekend: The cowboys, falcons and Lions in the NFC and — that’s right — Tim Tebow and the Broncos in the AFC. Of course, there’s still plenty of jockeying for playoff position – home-field advantage, byes, etc.
You know what really grinds Heath Evans‘ gears? Whining! And the “sissification” of football.
Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Eye in the Sky, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Playbook, Sean Lee, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
As we will highlight in our “Tale of the Tape” this week — the Giants versus the Bills — we take particular interest in if and how a defense can get to the quarterback.
With Julio Jones out of action this week, it seems unlikely that the Falcons will rely on just one receiver to take his place.
Posted: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 | Steve Wyche Tags: Cover Two Podcast, A.J. Green, Atlanta Falcons, Bucky Brooks, Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Julio Jones, Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers, Tim Tebow
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis joined this week’s Cover Two Podcast and said the team’s 4-1 start stems from a lack of individualism and an understanding that they’re far from a finished product.
Posted: Monday, October 10th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, aubrayo franklin, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chris Hoke, Chris Johnson, Darrelle Revis, DeSean Jackson, George Wilson, Green Bay Packers, Jackie Battle, Jason Avant, Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs, Kyle Wilson, LeGarrette Blount, Marshall Newhouse, Marshawn Lynch, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Patrick Peterson, Patrick Willis, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Tom Brady, Wes Welker
Another exciting week of games on Sunday – which means another interesting day of Monday tape study.
Posted: Friday, October 7th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Eye in the Sky, Antonio Smith, Atlanta Falcons, Bryan Bulaga, Buffalo Bills, Chris Johnson, DeSean Jackson, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, J.J. Watt, Jeremy Maclin, LeGarrette Blount, Leodis McKelvin, Marshall Newhouse, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Patrick Willis, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Playbook, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
One of the best matchups of the weekend has to be football’s version of the “Running of the Bulls,” a ground-and-pound contest between Texans RB Arian Foster and Raiders RB Darren McFadden.
Posted: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 | Steve Wyche Tags: Cover Two Podcast, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, DeAngelo Hall, Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams, Steven Jackson, Tony Romo, Washington Redskins
People love ’em and people hate ’em, but when you play quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, you’re one of the most scrutinized players in the NFL. Tony Romo has been picked apart for years, but right now the pickings are good.
You have to wonder how Matt Ryan felt seeing thousands of red-and-white Michael Vick jerseys scattered throughout a raucous Georgia Dome crowd Sunday night.
Michael Vick suffered a concussion
Michael Vick might have left the Georgia Dome groggy, but it’s safe to say no one exited the building feeling worse than Jeremy Maclin did Sunday night.