Can the New York Giants win a third straight game on Sunday, a feat that would put them at 3-2 and above the .500 mark for the first time since the 2012 season? Oddsmakers list the Giants as 4-point favorites over the 2-2 Atlanta Falcons to do just that.
The Giants have beaten the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins back-to-back, scoring 75 points and forcing nine takeaways to even their record after a rocky start. The Falcons experienced the Week 3 high of a 56-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers followed by the Week 4 low of a 41-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
If you are looking for a sort of 'state of the Falcons' summary as the Giants begin preparations for Sunday, The Falcoholic's takeaways from the loss to Minnesota is a good place to begin.
A couple of old friends will be in uniform for the Falcons on Sunday. Defensive end Osi Umenyiora, now limited mostly to a pass-rush specialist role, and backup tight end Bear Pascoe both play for Atlanta.