The New York Giants go for their second win of the season on Monday night, when they travel to Atlanta to play the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Let’s take a look around the Internet to see what the experts are predicting for Big Blue’s Monday night matchup.
Falcons: Ryan Van Bibber, Stephen White, Geoff Schwartz, Charles McDonald, Christian D’Andrea
Giants: Adam Stites
Falcons: Mike Clay, Mike Golic, Dan Graziano, Mina Kimes, Kevin Seifert, Trey Wingo, Matt Bowen, Seth Wickersham, Molly Qerim
Giants: Louis Reddick
NFL.com - Elliot Harrison
Falcons 27, Giants 24
“No offense ... versus no defense ... it’s Monday Night Football!” I have the 1983 edition of Giants at Falcons on DVD in my vault. With Scott Brunner at quarterback (Phil Simms was always injured in those days) and Butch Woolfolk at running back, Big Blue had big problems on offense. Atlanta’s offense was dynamic. Steve Bartkowski led the NFL in passer rating that season, with two solid running backs at his disposal in William Andrews and Gerald Riggs. Unfortunately, the Falcons couldn’t stop anyone that season. (Does ... any ... of ... this ... sound familiar?) Usually, bad defense trumps bad offense, i.e., loses games. Looking at this upcoming “Monday Night Football” affair, however, the mental state of the Giantsseems downtrodden (at best), resigned (at worst) -- at least from the outside looking in. Dan Quinn’s relentlessly positive outlook -- and the Falcons being at home -- delivers a win.
CBS Sports - Pete Prisco
Falcons 33, Giants 30
This should be a shootout. The Falcons have been rolling on offense, much of it by necessity since they are struggling so much on defense. Those struggles should help ignite a Giants offense that hasn’t been great. Look for a lot of points here with the Giants hanging tough.
Falcons: Andrew Brandt, Albert Breer, Mitch Goldich, Jonathan Jones, Bette Marston, Mark Mravic, Jenny Vrentas
OddsShark - Computer prediction
Falcons 32, Giants 19
Falcons 30, Giants 27