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NFL Week 15, Giants vs. Falcons

White says God told him he could play

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White says God told him Sunday morning that he could play through his knee injury.

Falcons' O-line holds down Giants

The Falcons offensive line slowed the Giants' talented defensive line in a 34-0 victory. Matt Ryan was sacked just once and the team ran the ball effectively.

Matt Ryan sets Falcons passing marks

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan broke his own franchise records in passing yards and completions in a single season on Sunday.

Falcons' Chris Hope injures head

The Atlanta Falcons got through Week 15 without major injury setbacks, though reserve defensive back Chris Hope did suffer a head injury that forced him to leave his team's game against the Giants for a bit.

4th down stops set tone in shutout victory

Three fourth-down stops were crucial for the Atlanta Falcons in their 34-0 victory over the New York Giants. Atlanta improved to 12-2 with the victory.

Gonzalez, Ryan hook up for early TD grab

Tony Gonzalez and Matt Ryan hooked up for a touchdown strike early against the Giants, one Gonzalez credited to his quarterback.

John Abraham recognizes worth of win over Giants

Falcons defensive end John Abraham sees an improved performance across the board for the Falcons against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

Matt Ryan lauds game plan, offensive line in win

Matt Ryan sees improvement across the board in the Falcons' bounce back victory over the Giants and especially credits the game plan for the win.

Smith pleased with Falcons bounce back performance

Falcons coach Mike Smith thinks his team is coming together at the right moment and lauds a strong performance from the Falcons defense.

Falcons slight favorites over Giants

The Falcons and Giants appear to be very evenly matched leading up to Sunday's showdown.

Jones' play does the talking

Julio Jones is one of the NFL's best wide receivers, but he doesn't like to brag about it.

Giants injury update: Ahmad Bradshaw out

The New York Giants won't have leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw against the Falcons on Sunday, but wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is probable.

Umenyiora: Falcons OL not dirty anymore

Atlanta's offensive line earned a reputation of dirty play last season, but the organization changed offensive line coaches in the offseason, and Giants DL Osi Umenyiora says they've cut out the dirty play.

Four key Falcons questionable

The Falcons will need the services of their top defenders and deep threats if they want to keep pace with the prolific New York Giants offense.

Abraham looking to sack Manning Sunday

Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham knows the key to preventing the New York Giants from piling up offense on Sunday is disrupting quarterback Eli Manning.

Falcons hope to establish ground game vs. Giants

The Falcons are hoping to get their inconsistent ground game going this weekend in order to keep the Giants' explosive offense off the field.

Gonzalez says Atlanta has a 'new found focus'

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez believes the Falcons are refocused after last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers. What did he have to say about the New York Giants this week?

Mike Smith discusses Sunday's game vs. Giants

The Atlanta Falcons are set to play the New York Giants on Sunday. Head coach Mike Smith discusses Roddy White's injury among other things in his Thursday talks with the press.

Falcons vs. Giants: Three things to watch

What are the keys to a Falcons' victory this weekend?

Roddy White will be game-time decision vs. Giants

The Falcons wide receiver missed practice on Thursday with a knee injury, and his status for Sunday against the Giants is up in the air.

5 Giants miss Thursday's practice

With Sunday's game fast approaching, the Giants' secondary is hurting.

Roddy White, William Moore miss practice Thursday

The Falcons are fairly healthy heading into Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Falcons must focus on Giants' Wilson

With Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw questionable for Sunday's game, the Falcons can't ignore rookie David Wilson, who rushed for 100 yards on 13 carries last week for New York.

Manning respects the Falcons defense

Both teams need a victory, although the Giants may need it in a worse way than the Falcons.

Bradshaw, Nicks among injured Giants

Seven Giants missed practice with injuries on Wednesday. Bradshaw and Nicks could fight injuries the rest of the season.

Roddy White headlines Wednesday Falcons injuries

He's expected to return on Thursday. Meanwhile, Asante Samuel returns to action for the first time since November 29.

Falcons barely favored over Giants

The Atlanta Falcons are currently favored by one point against the New York Giants on most betting sites, although that slight advantage could diminish as the week goes on.

Giants vs. Falcons: Who has the better receivers?

The combination of Roddy White and Julio Jones has tallied nearly 500 yards receiving, more than Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, but Nicks says that a different statistic is more important.

Samuel expected to return to practice Wednesday

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel will return to practice on Wednesday after missing last week's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Falcons need to improve against the run

The Panthers almost rushed for 200 yards for the second time this season against the Atlanta Falcons, and the team will need to improve its rush defense if they want to go deep in the playoffs.

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