Atlanta 34, N.Y. Giants 0

Sunday, December 16, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 16, 2012
WHERE: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Bill Leavy
ATTENDANCE: 70741

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 0 0
Atlanta 14 3 10 7 34

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
N.Y. Giants 8-6 5-2 3-4 L1
Atlanta 12-2 7-0 5-2 W1

Recap


Falcons 34, Giants 0:
Matt Ryan passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns as Atlanta remained undefeated at home by handing New York its first regular-season shutout in 16 years.

Julio Jones was on the receiving end of two touchdowns for the NFC South-champion Falcons (12-2), who maintained their hold on the best record in the NFC. The Falcons failed to clinch a first-round bye following San Francisco's wild 41-34 win in New England on Sunday night. 

The Giants (8-6) managed just 256 total yards and were hurt by three turnovers - including two Eli Manning interceptions - in losing for the fourth time in six games. New York fell into a three-way tie atop the NFC East after Washington routed Cleveland 38-21 and Dallas defeated Pittsburgh 27-24.

Asante Samuel intercepted Manning's first pass of the day to set up a four-play, 16-yard drive capped by Michael Turner's 1-yard run, and the Falcons went 80 yards in 10 plays on their second possession with Ryan hitting Tony Gonzalez for a 12-yard score.

Atlanta added a field goal for a 17-0 halftime lead, and Ryan hooked up with Jones for touchdowns of 40 and 3 yards in the second half to turn it into a rout.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Atlanta improved to 31-1 when Ryan has a rating of 100 or better, including a 20-0 mark at home. Ryan has won 33 of his 37 home starts. … Jones had six catches for 74 yards to surpass 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career. … The Falcons' last regular-season shutout was a 24-0 win at Oakland in 2008. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
N.Y. Giants   Atlanta
David Wilson Player Michael Turner
12 Attempts 16
55 Yards 52
4.6 Avg Yards 3.2
0 Touchdowns 1
25 Long 14
Receiving
N.Y. Giants   Atlanta
Domenik Hixon Player Harry Douglas
5 Receptions 3
80 Yards 83
16.0 Avg Yards 27.7
0 Touchdowns 0
37 Long 37

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
N.Y. Giants 256 97 159 0 0 0 1.0 0
Atlanta 394 129 265 4 2 2 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Falcons have a W/L % of .857 after a win and .857 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Giants have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .571 after a loss.