The NFC South is wack in terms of teams with defensive prowess. The Panthers, Bucs and Saints are putrid on defense. Also, the Giants have faced tougher offensive weapons all season. Stopping Deshean Jackson and co, Miles Austin and co and Wes Welker and co were no easy task.
The Giants had the 5th toughest adjusted strength of schedule and the Falcons had the 22nd. The Falcons and lil' Matty ice cream are not battle tested and will evaporate.
I wish the Falcons try to come out running the ball. However, I think the offensive coordinator will outsmart himself and try to do what the 49ers did - come out passing - while incorporating the no-huddle. What they don't realize is, the Giants don't need 4 defensive ends on the field to generate a pass rush.
Unheralded players of the game - Kiwi, Canty and Ross on defense, and Manningham and Beckum on offense.