The rematch of last year’s NFC wild card game will be happening this Sunday with major playoff implications. The New York Giants vs. the Atlanta Falcons game could not be more intense. New York needs to keep on winning to keep their NFC East division lead. Meanwhile, Atlanta still needs a few wins to clinch the first seed. And they have not forgotten about their playoff loss last year.
Each team's records may be far apart, but everyone knows that New York is more than capable of beating Atlanta.
You cannot say there is a better receiver duo in the NFL than Roddy White and Julio Jones or Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Obviously the Giants pass rush sets them apart from Atlanta, but Atlanta’s secondary evens things out. The defenses will allow scoring, but they also cause plenty of turnovers and are unpredictable with their alignments. The two teams are more alike than people realize — except one major thing: January.
In January, the Giants rise to the occasion every year while the Falcons have faltered on a nearly regular basis dating back to 2008. Sunday's match up is a chance for Atlanta to prove they can beat a legitimate contender.
Here are ten players to watch who will be either positive or negative game changers in Sunday night's game.