Last season the Falcons scored just two points vs the Giants in the NFC Wild Card playoff game. Sunday they made sure that wouldn’t happen again.
The birds from the NFC South came out flying, beating on Eli Manning and the Giants for a statement making 34-0 win at the Georgia Dome.
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta offense set the tone from the start, as the QB threw three touchdowns passes. The Falcons D was unstoppable, sending the Giants to their first regular-season shutout since 1996.
Julio Jones caught a couple of scoring throws from Ryan, who broke his own franchise records for completions and passing yards in a season. He finished 23 of 28 for 270 yards.
The Falcons (12-2), who have already clinched the NFC South, moved a step closer to locking up home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs. One more win would lock it up.
Manning threw two interceptions for New York (8-6), which came into the game with a one-game lead over Washington and Dallas in the NFC East.
The Giants also went 0-for-3 on fourth down.