Atlanta Falcons vs New York Giants: Full Game Preview

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Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Ricardo Allen (37) celebrates his interception as Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews (81) reacts on the ground in the fourth quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons (1-0) take on the New York Giants (0-1) on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Can new head coach Dan Quinn lead the Falcons’ to a 2-0 record for the first time since 2012? This is the second of four NFC East opponents Atlanta will face in the opening five weeks of the season.

The Giants enter this game 0-1 after a game they really should have won. Up by three points in red zone with under two minutes to play, Eli Manning threw an incompletion on third down rather than running the football to wind the clock down under a minute.


Dallas had no timeouts, but the clock was stopped on the incomplete pass. The Giants kicked a field goal but the Cowboys had plenty of time to march down the field and score the game-winning touchdown.

Last week, Atlanta found a way to get the job done and see out the victory; New York found a way to hand the win to Dallas. Maybe that’s the difference. Let’s break it down.

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