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Giants running back Andre Williams scores a 3-yard touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium on October 5, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From Giants’ Comeback Win Over Falcons

We know that rewarding Odell Beckham in his NFL debut might be the thing to do. But we try to go a bit deeper here whenever possible.

10/06/2014

Giants quarterback Eli Manning meets with Matt Ryan at midfield after beating the Falcons at MetLife Stadium on October 5, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Eli, Giants Leaving 2013 Disaster In Their Dust

In other years, it would have been just like Big Blue to lose this game against the banged-up Falcons. Not in 2014, though. Not on Sunday.

10/06/2014

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. celebrates with Victor Cruz after scoring a 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons on October 5, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Odell Beckham Jr. Comes Through In Debut As Giants Win 3rd Straight

That left-over feeling of ‘what can go wrong next’ from last season is being replaced with that belief that somehow, someone is going to make a play to win the game.

10/06/2014

The Giants' Odell Beckham scores a 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Falcons on Oct. 5, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Beckham TD Catch Caps Giants Rally Vs. Falcons

First-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. made his NFL debut a memorable one, catching a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 10:02 left to lead the New York Giants to a 30-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

10/05/2014

Eli Manning of the New York Giants warms up for their game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 21, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Giants Host High-Powered Falcons

Matt Ryan guides one of the NFL’s best offenses, though how the Atlanta Falcons will function with the ball now is a serious question mark due to a depleted offensive line.

10/05/2014

Devin Hester of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball for a gain against the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sept. 28, 2014. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Giants Wary Of The Spectacular Return Ability Of Falcons’ Hester

Hester, a three-time Pro Bowler, has returned more punts and kicks for touchdowns than any other player in league history. He broke Deion Sanders’ record for return TDs with a 62-yard punt return against Tampa Bay on Sept. 18.

10/03/2014

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Injury Report: Falcons Come As Wounded Birds In Sunday Clash With Giants

Whatever elixir the New York Giants drank between weeks two and three of the NFL regular season should be saved for future use. Not only did the team even its record at 2-2 over the past two weeks; they also have become healthier than we have seen in several seasons. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons come into MetLife Stadium sporting the same 2-2 record but with a fistful of question marks, especially across the offensive line.

10/03/2014

Larry Donnell (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Could Have Next Great End-Zone Threat In Larry Donnell

Donnell, an inch taller than Plaxico Burress, could become New York’s next great end zone-target — a regular customer for the Eli Manning fade pass.

10/03/2014

Falcons’ wide receiver Roddy White, right, celebrates with teammates Julio Jones, center, and Matt Ryan after scoring a touchdown in the first half against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 7, 2014 in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

High-Powered Falcons To Pose Serious Threat To Giants’ Revamped Defense

Going against one of the NFL’s best is a sure way to get a player motivated. It’s one of the reasons the New York Giants defense is ready for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.

10/02/2014

Will Beatty of the New York Giants in action against the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Giants’ Beatty Feeling Good, Ready To Take On Old Pal Umenyiora

After a disappointing season that ended with a broken leg in the regular-season finale, New York Giants tackle Will Beatty is back in form and smiling a lot this week.

10/01/2014

Matt Ryan rolls out against the Giants at MetLife Stadium.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Silverman: Roadkill! Expect Falcons To Fall Flat Against Surging Giants At MetLife

The Falcons have set a tone for their season: it appears they are going to be quite formidable at home, and rather timid when they go on the road.

10/01/2014

Wide receiver Devin Hester #17 of the Atlanta Falcons returns a punt for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Five Things: Buccaneers Vs. Falcons Thursday Night Roundup

56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.

09/19/2014

Running back Bobby Rainey #43 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fumbles as inside linebacker Joplo Bartu #59 of the Atlanta Falcons defends during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Falcons Clobber Hapless Buccaneers 56-14

Matt Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Julio Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 yards and a couple of scores, and Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for a TD as the Falcons routed the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14.

09/19/2014

Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons and George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals both attempt to catch a pass during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The play resulted in an incomplete pass. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Fantasy Starters: Vincent Jackson, Matt Ryan And Julio Jones

Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on both sides, and our recommendation on whether you should start them or sit them in your fantasy lineup.

09/18/2014

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.

09/17/2014

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