Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants: 4 Things to Watch for on Sunday

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Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants: 4 Things to Watch for on Sunday
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The Atlanta Falcons are headed into New York for their third consecutive trip to the playoffs.

They have lost the previous two, but their chances against the Giants seem to be pretty good. The Falcons have yet to meet their full potential this season, and there is no better time to play well than the postseason.

Atlanta has the talent to fight their way through the playoffs, but they have to play better than they did in all of 2011. The Giants, on the other hand, have played well at times, but looked horrible in other games.

Both teams have the talent to win this game, not to mention the hunger. Each of these teams are not considered favorites, or possibilities even, to win the Super Bowl. However, I am sure that Mike Smith and Tom Coughlin would disagree.

The first game that the teams will have to play will be a tough one. The Giants focus on passing and the Falcons can run or pass. Both teams play good defense in different areas, and special teams is decent for both clubs.

However, there can obviously only be one winner. There are many matchups in this game, but four will ultimately decide the winner of this playoff game.

Let's take a look at four things to watch in the Falcons vs. Giants NFC Wild Card game.

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