Despite a drastic change in culture both offensively and defensively this season, the New York Giants are eerily reminiscent of their Super Bowl XLII champion selves; they're getting hot at the right time and flaunting a pass rush that gives opposing coordinators fits.
Primed to make another playoff run, Big Blue hosts a formidable foe in the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday. Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and company have lit up the scoreboard this season, en route to Atlanta's third playoff appearance in four years. With both teams performing with immense inconsistency in the 2011 campaign, Sunday's contest at MetLife Stadium should be a wild one.
Here are five key head-to-head clashes that each team must win in an effort to reach the next round of the NFL Playoffs.