For a variety of reasons, this is a must-win. So the Falcons must win. Simple as that.
So let's go out and get that win, right? It won't be easy without Michael Turner and against a reeling Giants team that will be out for blood, but when are good things ever easy? Maybe it's the fact that I'm exhausted, but I believe we can take this one away. Just a belief, I guess.
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What? Atlanta Falcons @ New York Giants, 1 p.m. EST
Where? "Giants Stadium," East Rutherford, New Jersey
Weather? It's always sunny in East Rutherford.
Fun Fact? In his short career, Jason Snelling is averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Does give you a little boost of confidence with Turner out, right? I hope so.
Injuries? Sam Baker is probable and will likely take over for Will Svitek, a fine lineman who nevertheless isn't quite in Baker's league in pass protection. Brian Finneran is out and Michael Turner almost certainly is, while Erik Coleman, Jerious Norwood and Roddy White as questionable. White and Coleman will play, but I'm not sure about Norwood.
The Giants will be missing LB Antonio Pierce, but they're otherwise pretty healthy.
Odds? New York over Atlanta 7.0, O/U 46.0
Foe? Go check out the rational, thoughtful folks at Big Blue View. They'll tell you all about their recent woes, yessiree.
GO FALCONS! Let's cut these Giants down to size!