Vikes' third-down offense; Falcons' underrated balance

After looking at game film, Gary Horton tells you what to pay attention to from the NFC teams during the postseason.

Originally Published: December 31, 2008
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Scouts Inc. gives you 12 more things to pay attention to in the NFC postseason:

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Evan Pinkus/Getty ImagesJustin Tuck is a force who will create mismatches in his favor against any offensive line.
1. New York Giants

• The Giants usually have success at stopping the run with only their front seven -- especially when DE Justin Tuck moves around on the defensive line to get a favorable matchup. This gives them good flexibility in their coverage schemes and blitz packages.

• Without WR Plaxico Burress, this passing offense has used a more controlled and short passing attack. Most of their success will come off play-action, which is set up by their bruising running game.

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.