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Eli, Giants crunched in Atlanta 34-0
Ryan throws 3 TDs as Falcons hand NY its first regular-season shutout in 16 years
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Falcons defensive end Kroy Bierman sacks Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the first half.
December 16, 2012, 4:12 pm

Matt Ryan threw three touchdowns passes and the Atlanta Falcons handed the New York Giants their first regular-season shutout since 1996, blowing out the defending Super Bowl champions 34-0 on Sunday.

Julio Jones caught a couple of scoring throws from Ryan, who broke his own franchise records for completions and passing yards in a season. He finished 23 of 28 for 270 yards.

The Falcons (12-2), who have already clinched the NFC South, moved a step closer to locking up home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs. One more win would lock it up.

Eli Manning threw two interceptions for New York (8-6), which came into the game with a one-game lead over Washington and Dallas in the NFC East. The Giants also went 0-for-3 on fourth down.

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