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Bill Kostroun, Associated Press
New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs reacts as he leaves the field after NFL football practice Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants are slated to host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in a wild-card playoff game.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are only four years removed from their last Super Bowl victory, and they have nothing on the Atlanta Falcons in terms of postseason experience.

The Giants (9-7) will be the novices Sunday when they host the Falcons (10-6) in an NFC wild-card game.

New York is returning to the postseason after a two-year absence that put coach Tom Coughlin's job in jeopardy, while the Falcons will be appearing in the playoffs for the second straight year and third time in four seasons.

The Falcons' experience may not mean much, considering quarterback Matt Ryan has failed to lead the team to a win.