Tale of the NFL Playoff Tape: New York Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons

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With the NFL playoffs kicking off this weekend, THG is giving fans a unique look into every Divisional Round matchup.

We've already given clear reasons why the Broncos will defeat the Steelers, for example, and now it's time to turn our attention to the New York Giants vs. the Atlanta Falcons. Which of these inconsistent squads will come out on top? Let's compare the teams in a variety of key areas and find out...

Giants vs. Falcons

1. BIG "TIGHT END" TARGET ...
Falcons: Pregnant Kim Zolciak
Giants: Jake Ballard/Bear Pascoe
Edge: Tie

2. OWNERSHIP FUN FACT
Falcons: Principal owner/CEO Arthur Blank founded Home Depot
Giants: Actresses Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and Kate Mara (American Horror Story) are the daughters of team V.P. Tim Mara and granddaughters of founder Wellington Mara
Edge: Giants

3. DEJECTED QB EXPRESSION
Falcons: Matt Ryan Face (below, right)
Giants: Eli Manning Face (below, left)
Edge: Giants

  • Eli Face
  • Ryan Face

4. DEEP THREAT
Falcons: Julio Jones
Giants: Victor Cruz
Edge: Giants

5. DISGRACED, IMPRISONED FORMER STAR
Falcons: Michael Vick
Giants: Plaxico Burress
Edge: Falcons

6. CELEBRITY FANS
Falcons: The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim Basinger, Outkast, Lil Jon, Usher, Ludacris, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez
Giants: Conceding this category to avoid death threats from Beliebers
Edge: Falcons

7. NUMBER OF SONGS JAY-Z HAS PENNED ABOUT HOMETOWNS
Falcons: Zero
Giants: One
Edge: Giants

8. NUMBER OF RICK MORANIS-ANCHORED MOVIES THAT FEATURE A YOUNGER VERSION OF THE TEAM
Falcons: Zero
Giants: One
Edge: Giants

9. NICKNAME FOR QUARTERBACK
Falcons: Matty Ice
Giants: Easy E
Edge: Falcons

10. CONNECTION TO FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
Falcons: Quarterback Matt Ryan is married to a woman named Sarah Marshall
Giants: None
Edge: Falcons

THE VERDICT: Another tight contest, but the Giants survive at home by a final tally of 5-4-1. It looks like the disgruntled face of Eli Manning depicted above won't be on display when the fourth quarter concludes on Sunday.

WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN THE MATCHUP?

 

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