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VIDEO: Eli Manning Safety Gives Falcons Lead Over Giants

The Atlanta Falcons finally provided some juice for a game lacking in excitement early on in the 2012 NFL playoffs, courtesy of backup safety James Sanders.

Sanders was in for William Moore, who had strained his groin on a previous possession, was called on to blitz Eli Manning and the quarterback attempted to scramble and get rid of the ball in the process.

He did, but he was still in the tackle box, in the endzone and it wasn't thrown to anyone in particular.

Safety. Falcons lead 2-0.

Here is the video of the play from Sanders and the grounding/safety that ensued.

For more on this game head over to The Falcoholic for all things Atlanta Falcons, and for news on the New York Giants head over to Big Blue View. For more news and analysis on the NFL head on over to SB Nation's NFL news hub for everything you need to know about the 2012 playoffs.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.