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Falcons, Giants pretty healthy for Sunday’s clash

Steve Smith, Brent Grimes AP

The Falcons and Giants released their final injury reports of the week on Friday and both teams are looking pretty healthy in advance of their playoff matchup.

The biggest concern for the Falcons is cornerback Brent Grimes. Grimes has missed four of the last five games with a knee injury and is listed as questionable. He was a limited participant in practice on Friday, though, so the hope in Atlanta is that he’ll be able to get on the field. If he can’t, Dominique Franks would move into the lineup and the Giants would get an advantage when they look to throw the ball downfield.

Linebacker Stephen Nicholas is doubtful thanks to a toe injury. He also missed four of the final five games of the season, although the Falcons didn’t see a significant dropoff in play with Spencer Adkins in his place. There were 18 Falcons listed as probable.

The Giants only had one player who wasn’t listed as probable, a good sign for a team that has been beset by injuries all season. Linebacker Mark Herzlich is out, but it looks like tight end Jake Ballard will be back on the field for the home side after missing the final two games of the regular season.

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10 Responses to “Falcons, Giants pretty healthy for Sunday’s clash”
  1. nygiantsallday says: Jan 6, 2012 4:57 PM

    Finally the Giants have a great opportunity to prove all the naysayers wrong, and they’ll do it with the healthiest team they’ve had all season… AWESOME. I’m super stoked for this game.

  2. suckitny says: Jan 6, 2012 8:07 PM

    Rooting for the Giants on Sunday because every team I root for loses…

  3. tmar1961 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:47 PM

    @nygiantsallday now that you said that, when the Falcons win you wont have any excuses

  4. bleed4philly says: Jan 6, 2012 9:29 PM

    Giants by 20.

  5. cap1378 says: Jan 6, 2012 10:31 PM

    Go giants!

  6. jasleach says: Jan 6, 2012 11:13 PM

    Giants will win this game.
    Feels like an SEC team playing an ACC team…..
    More talent at D Line, QB, and running back (now that BRADSHWAW is healthy)

  7. starderup says: Jan 7, 2012 6:44 AM

    Giants fans are going a little overboard just because they beat the Alice Cowboys.
    That’s ok. You got one more day to thump your chests.

  8. cl8n82 says: Jan 7, 2012 9:39 AM

    i love how you giants fans are giving the falcons no chance..

    Falcons play in the better division and have a better record.

    Falcons are coming in pretty hot..

    Falcons have the better overall defense (giants on are better in sacks)..

    and offensively the Falcons have a slight edge..

    it should be a great game..

    Eli will be 24/38 354 yds 2 Tds 2 Ints
    Bradshaw 57 yds 1 Td
    Cruz 135yds 1 Td
    Nicks 105 yds
    Giants have 5 sacks

    Ryan will be 26/39 335yds 3 Tds
    Turner 105 yds 1Td
    Jones 115 yds, 1TD
    White 105 yds, 1TD
    Gonzolez 79 yds 1 TD
    Falcons have 2 sack, 2 picks

  9. cl8n82 says: Jan 7, 2012 9:39 AM

    forgot to put the score.. 28-21 Falcons

  10. demdurtybirdz says: Jan 8, 2012 12:44 AM

    Giants are mediocre at best at home. falcons are on a roll. Giants are on a roll. Offenses score the same per game. Falcons defense is better. Falcons win. Simple as that.

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