Giants Eli Manning Talks Falcons Defense

New York Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning talked about how to approach the Atlanta Falcons defense.

They’re a great defense and obviously they can get pressure on the quarterback. As you said, two safeties that are very much in the mix and around the ball and two corners that are aggressive and that will jump things. So they do a good job in showing some different looks and creating turnovers on defense. So offensively we’ve got to make sure we’re taking care of the ball as the quarterback knowing we’ve got to see where everybody is and see where their safeties are, see where those corners are before you make any throws and throw it confidently. – Eli Manning

Manning also comment on why it is so hard to win at the Georgia Dome.

I think it just starts with just they’re a good team and so they do a good job of making plays and being sharp and their offense seems like it does a lot of changing plays and getting into the right calls based on the defense and of course anytime they can be loud and show you different looks on the defensive side and make it difficult for the quarterback to change protection and those typed of things puts them in any advantage.

NEW YORK GIANTS (8-5) at ATLANTA FALCONS (11-2) (Sunday, FOX, 1:00 PM ET)

The Giants and Falcons will meet as both teams eye a trip to the postseason. The clubs met in the Wild Card round last year with New York defeating Atlanta 24-2 on its way to winning Super Bowl XLVI. This season, the Falcons have already clinched the NFC South and are closing in on a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.

“This game is very important,” says Falcons head coach MIKE SMITH. “There are a lot of things that are going to happen over the next few weeks and that’s what makes it fun. We’ve got to go out and play our best football of the year now.”

The Giants lead the NFC East by one game and can win the division by winning their final three games.

“Our concern right now and for these next three weeks is about the New York Giants and what we need to do,” says Giants quarterback ELI MANNING. “That’s all we can focus on. We have to keep winning football games.”

Source: New York Giants Media