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Falcons vs. Giants Score Update: Hakeem Nicks 72-Yard TD Catch Gives Giants 17-2 Lead

One busted coverage later, the New York Giants might've put the game away versus the Atlanta Falcons. The Giants ran Hakeem Nicks on a drag route over the middle with Dunta Robinson covering, Robinson released Nicks over the middle with a zone read and no one picked Nicks up over the middle.

A cut here, a dash of speed there and a 72-yard run later the Giants lead 17-2 over the Falcons.

On the day, Nicks has four catches for 102 receiving yards and both touchdowns for the Giants. The 72-yard run boosted up Eli Manning's numbers as well, as the Manning prodigy has thrown for 177 yards on 14-of-22 passing on the day.

The good news for the Falcons is that even with the touchdown, its still a two possession game. The problem is, the offense has yet to score a single point on this Giants defense. Fourth quarter looming for Mike Smith's team.

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