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NFL Week 7 expert picks, predictions for Giants vs. Falcons

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What the experts think about Monday’s matchup

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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.

SB Nation

Falcons: Ryan Van Bibber, Stephen White, Geoff Schwartz, Charles McDonald, Christian D’Andrea

Giants: Adam Stites

ESPN

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.

Sports Illustrated

Falcons: Andrew Brandt, Albert Breer, Mitch Goldich, Jonathan Jones, Bette Marston, Mark Mravic, Jenny Vrentas

Giants: None.

OddsShark - Computer prediction

Falcons 32, Giants 19

Walter Football

Falcons 30, Giants 27