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Giants vs. Falcons LIVE UPDATES: NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round Game 3

01/08/2012 12:11 pm ET

The NFC East champions New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons in the second NFC Wild Card game on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Despite having four consecutive winning seasons (three of which included 10 or more wins), the Falcons have yet to win a playoff game with head coach Mike Smith on the sideline and star quarterback Matt Ryan under center. Last year, Atlanta was the No. 1 seed, but fell to the eventual Super Bowl champs Green Bay Packers at home. Led by Ryan and bruising running back Michael Turner -- who rushed for a quiet 1,340 yards and 11 touchdowns -- will have to get Atlanta's first playoff win since 2004 on the road.

The G-Men didn't necessarily back into the postseason. But their playoff chances went down to the last game of the season in a battle for the NFC East title against the Dallas Cowboys. Led by Super Bowl XLII MVP Eli Manning and emerging stud receiver Victor Cruz, the Giants are No. 5 in the league in passing yards per game and face a defense that is 20th in the league pass defense.

Will Matt Ryan finally get his first playoff win? Or will the Giants take care of business on their home field and advance to the Divisional Round?

Stay tuned here for live updates throughout the game and tweet to @HuffPostSports to join in the conversation.

01/08/2012 3:58 PM EST

Falcons are just going to let the clock run out and the GIANTS HAVE WON! 24-2!

01/08/2012 3:57 PM EST

Osi overpowers the Atlanta o-line and easily sacks Ryan on 4th down. 1 minute left and this one is over.

01/08/2012 3:57 PM EST

Ryan throws another incomplete pass to the end zone. 4th and 10 coming. I'm sure Mike Smith will go for it

01/08/2012 3:56 PM EST

Ryan looks for Jones on the right side but the ball is out of his reach. Bad pass by Ryan. 3rd and 10.

01/08/2012 3:55 PM EST

Ryan hits Tony G this time for a 9-yard gain. On 1st and 10, Ryan throws an incomplete pass to Gonzalez in the end zone.

01/08/2012 3:55 PM EST

Matt RYan finds Julio Jones in the middle of the field for a short gain. 2nd and 5 coming.

01/08/2012 3:52 PM EST

Ryan rolls to his right and connects with Tony Gonzalez for a 16-yard gain. Ball is at the NYG 30 and we're reached the TWO MINUTE WARNING.

01/08/2012 3:51 PM EST

Ryan hits Rodgers again and the RB spins his way for eight yards.

01/08/2012 3:51 PM EST

Ryan hits Rodgers with a short pass in the middle of the field for 7 yards. Then he hits Rodgers again for gain of 2. Flag is thrown for unnecessary roughness on the tackle. 15-yard penalty and automatic first down.

01/08/2012 3:47 PM EST

No Good

Tynes' kick goes wide right. NO GOOD.

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