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Giants' Hakeem Nicks cashed in on Falcons' defensive strategy

The Atlanta Falcons felt the best way to shut down the Giants passing game in last Sunday’s NFC wild card playoff game was assign two defensive backs to cover Victor Cruz and gamble that Hakeem Nicks wouldn’t have a big day. Boy, were they wrong. Nicks made their gamble backfire catching six Eli Manning passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns in his first ever playoff game. (The Trentonian)

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