Giants Hammer Falcons, 24-2

Posted by on Jan 08, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants ran all over Atlanta in a 24-2 rout of the Falcons in an NFC wild-card game on Sunday.

Manning, having his best pro season, connected with Hakeem Nicks for a 72-yard score and Mario Manningham on a 27-yarder as the Giants (10-7) pulled away from the inept Falcons (10-7) in the second half.

He also threw a 4-yard TD pass to Nicks in the first half, which came after the quarterback scrambled 14 yards to spark the 85-yard drive.

While Manning came through with touchdown passes, the tempo was set by New York’s defense, which never allowed Atlanta to get going, and the league’s lowest-ranked rushing game, which ran for a season-high 172 yards. Brandon Jacobs led the way with 92 yards on 14 carries.

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One Response to “Giants Hammer Falcons, 24-2”

  1. Just a Grunt on 9/09/12 at 7:37 am

    I was smiling big when Manning got almost sacked for a safety, only to gradually come to the realization that our offense was completely missing in action. And really coach Smith, a QB sneak on 4th and short with an empty backfield??

    I don’t want even want to say wait until next year. Just plain tired of these first round playoff wins. As bad as Georgia Tech’s streak in bowl games or the Army/Navy game.