Falcons will face Giants without best cornerback

AP

The Falcons got an unwelcome surprise Sunday morning.

Their best cornerback, Brent Grimes, will not be available to face the Giants. Grimes is Atlanta’s best cornerback (Sorry Dunta Robinson) and he was widely expected to return to the lineup this week after missing four of the previous five games.

Grimes said he could have played last week and only sat out practice as a “precaution.” The Falcons will have to stop Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks at less than full strength.  Dominique Franks will start for Atlanta.

Also out for Atlanta: special teamer Kerry Meier and linebacker Stephen Nicholas.

The Giants don’t have any surprises on their list. They are as healthy as they have been in months.

20 responses to “Falcons will face Giants without best cornerback

  1. giants blow, eli manning is a choke artist aside from the fluke 07 run, giants will get it handed to them just like vs the panthers and eagles in recent years.

  2. The Giants have two big mismatches on the field today. Their WR’s against the Falcons corners and their DE’s against Atlanta’s offensive tackles.

    Atlanta’s run game is the key to neutralizing these two key areas. Keep Eli off the field and create favorable down and distance passing plays for Matt Ryan.

  3. That sux cause we want to beat you at your very best! We’ve had the injury bug all year, no excuses.. Next man up!!!!! This is gonna be a good game…. Good luck to all!!!!

  4. miamidolphins1 says: Jan 8, 2012 11:50 AM

    giants blow, eli manning is a choke artist aside from the fluke 07 run, giants will get it handed to them just like vs the panthers and eagles in recent years.

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    I’m sure the dolphins would pray for a “fluke” SB win as you call it.

    And yes Eli Manning is a choke artist – 19 4th quarter comebacks for the choke artist.

    Please go back to finding out what new crappy coach your team is going to hire.

  5. He still hasn’t recovered from the ass-whooping the Saints put on him. J. Graham td was the BEST! Typical overrated falcon player, doesn’t show up for a big game.

  6. rcampore says: Jan 8, 2012 12:22 PM

    miamidolphins1 says: Jan 8, 2012 11:50 AM

    giants blow, eli manning is a choke artist aside from the fluke 07 run, giants will get it handed to them just like vs the panthers and eagles in recent years.

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    I’m sure the dolphins would pray for a “fluke” SB win as you call it.

    And yes Eli Manning is a choke artist – 19 4th quarter comebacks for the choke artist.

    Please go back to finding out what new crappy coach your team is going to hire.

    No problem, we will go find our new head coach. enjoy your overrated 90 year old coach tom coughlin, who each year leads a team that falls apart in the 2nd half. luckily, the giants can get their way into the postseason with poor records of 8-8 and 9-7 occasionally. one and done for the giants.

  7. Hope fat rex and his big mouth enjoy watching the first playoff game ever played at metlife stadium – you know, that rex and the jets were going to make “their stadium and their city”…….HaHaHa!!

  8. @rcampore –

    What’s wrong with you…… a dolphin fan – of all people should be nice and quiet during the postseason. When was the last time miami went to the super bowl(and lost btw) ’83 or ’84???
    Please – don’t miss any more doses of your meds………..

  9. jg725 says: Jan 8, 2012 1:27 PM

    @rcampore –

    What’s wrong with you…… a dolphin fan – of all people should be nice and quiet during the postseason. When was the last time miami went to the super bowl(and lost btw) ’83 or ’84???
    Please – don’t miss any more doses of your meds………..

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    I think you meant to post this to miamidolphins1 as I am a Giants fan.

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