Atlanta Falcons vs New York Giants, TV Channel, Online Viewing, Odds, Injuries, Predictions

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The Atlanta Falcons will host the New York Giants in prime time on Monday Football. Here is how you can watch or stream, as well as odds, predictions, and an injury report.


The Atlanta Falcons vs The New York Giants


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia


8:15 PM EST

Television Viewing:

The game can be seen on ESPN


ESPN App (with subscription to a local cable provider)


59° at kickoff. The roof is scheduled to be open but could be closed if the temperature is deemed too low.

Injury report:

The Atlanta Falcons got good news on the injury front for the first time in a while. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and densive end Derrek Shelby are both expected to play for the first time in weeks.

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu are also expected to play after leaving last week’s game with injuries.

Place-kicker Matt Bryant has been ruled out. He will be replaced by the newly signed Giorgio Tavecchio.

The only other players listed as out for the game, are all on injured reserve including:

Linebacker Deion Jones

Running back Devonta Freeman

Safety Keanu Neal (out for the season)

Safety Ricardo Allen (out for the season)

Guard Andy Levitre (out for the season)

Odds: favors the Falcons by five points (-5)

They are predicting a score of 32 to 19.

The over/under for the game is 53.

Keys to Victory:


The Atlanta Falcons must establish the run against the number 25 run defense in the NFL. Protecting Matt Ryan and scoring touchdowns in the red zone will also be key. Also

Avoiding drive killing penalties by offensive linemen, that have been a problem thus far, will be important as well.


Defensively limiting rookie running back Saquon Barkley will be paramount. The return of Grady Jarrett should help limit Barkley in running the ball.

However it’s running backs catching the ball out of the backfield, that the Falcons have been vulnerable against. The Atlanta Falcons allowed Alvin Kamara of the sAints and Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers to combine for 29 catches for an astounding 226 yards.

The Falcons must adjust their running back coverage because Barkley of the Giants is just as dangerous, if not more dangerous than the running backs that lit them up. Linebackers Foyesade Oluokun and Bruce Carter playing more snaps in place of Duke Riley would be a wise move.

The Atlanta Falcons also must not lose track of pro bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. while trying to contain Barkley. He’s a very dangerous man who can make a team pay.

It’s important that cornerback Desmond Trufant stay with Beckham in man coverage. Robert Alford, the opposite side cornerback, must defend without getting big pass interference penalties.

Tight end Evan Engram returns from injury for the Giants, and must be accounted for as well. He has good speed and agility for a 6’3 240 pound man. Linebacker De’vondre Campbell will be given the primary task of slowing down Engram.

Pass Rush will also be key for the Atlanta Falcons. They Dirty Birds rank as the fourth worse team in  the NFL at getting to the quarterback. On the other had the New York Giants have allowed the ninth most sacks in the NFL, despite played one less game than many teams.

Defensive ends Takk McKinley and Vic Beasley Jr. must take advantage of the Giants’ porous pass defense.


The Atlanta Falcons are already playing their fifth home game of the season. So far the team is 2-2 at home as opposed to 0-2 on the road.

The Birds and Tevin Coleman should be able to get the running game established against the NFL’s eighth worse run defense. I predict Tevin Coleman will get his second 100 yard game of the season.

Matt Ryan will continue play big, as he’s having a MVP caliber season. Julio Jones has to score his first touchdown at some point. Why not tonight?

Defensively the Atlanta Falcons should be able to pressure Eli Manning behind the fifth worse pass protecting line in the NFL. I predict that Vic Beasley and Takkarist McKinley will each record a sack. Saquon Barkley will rack up just north of 150 total yards but it won’t be enough.

The Falcons get a much-needed win to stay alive in the NFL race.

Atlanta Falcons 37

New York Giants 27

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