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Falcons Vs. Giants Stats: New York Ground Game Nearly Doubles Season Average

The Atlanta Falcons were thoroughly defeated by the New York Giants in Sunday's NFC wild card match up and the numbers may reveal a wider gap than the final score.

Atlanta came well short of its season average of 376.6 yards which was good for tenth place during the regular season. The Falcons gained just 247 total yards on Sunday against the Giants. During the regular season the Falcons averaged over 114 yards on the ground per game but were held to just 64 on 21 carries on Sunday. New York's defense limited Falcons running back Michael Turner to just 41 yards on 15 carries.

Conversely the Giants surpassed many of their season averages piling up 442 total yards in the game eclipsing their season average of 385.1 yards per game. New York was just under its normal output in passing yards but nearly doubled its usual rushing output with 172 yards on the ground against the Falcons.

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.

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