The Philadelphia Eagles (11-2) at the Giants (2-11) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. ET.
It shouldn't be too windy, so that's good. Unfortunately, the temperature will max out in the mid-30s.
WHAT IT MEANS
At this point, the Giants are just treading water (and not well) until it all ends.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Giants CB Eli Apple
He is expected to play, which is something he hasn't done - for a variety of discipline and injury-related reasons - since he appeared to quit on his team when the Giants lost in San Francisco on Nov. 12. Thanks to his Tweeting incident last Sunday, it sounds like he won't play much. He did a lot of scout team work during the week, so it's possible he plays only on special teams.
Still, given his bizarre season, the questions about his attitude and work ethic, and the way some of his teammates are starting to turn on him, it'll be very interesting to watch what he does during the game, and perhaps more importantly, what he does after it - both in the locker room and later on Twitter.
MATCHUP TO WATCH: Eagles WRs Alshon Jeffrey & Nelson Agholor vs. Giants CBs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Ross Cockrell and/or Brandon Dixon
With Janoris Jenkins out for the season and Eli Apple out of sorts, this would've really been a dream matchup for the Eagles if Carson Wentz were still healthy. Cockrell and Dixon are much better suited to being backups, and DRC isn't exactly a shut-down corner at this stage of his career anymore. The Eagles will surely try to take advantage of their huge edge in this matchup. Just how much they can exploit the Giants might depend on how well Wentz's replacement, Nick Foles, does.
This is really - and sadly - a nice, soft landing spot for a player who is making just his second start in the last two seasons. If recent games are any indication, he should have plenty of open receivers at his disposal.
At this point, there's really nothing left but to pick at the carcass that once was the Giants. They are undermanned, crushed by injuries, and deflated in spirit. Really, if they were ever going to win another game this season, it would've been last week when there did seem to be a bolt of energy from the firing of Ben McAdoo, and the restoration of Eli Manning as the starting quarterback. Even the depressed crowd at the Meadowlands seemed into it at first.
Of course, they were undone by what has undone them all season: They're just not good enough to compete in NFL games anymore. It's not even big mistakes that doom them. It's just that they don't really have the talent on either side of the ball. And when they keep it closer for three quarters, as they did against Dallas, they get worn down and it all comes apart. Expect the same thing to happen in this game.
The Eagles, of course, are humming this season. And though they've lost Carson Wentz, Nick Foles is one of the finest backup quarterbacks in the league. Oh, and the Giants are now without safety Landon Collins, their best defensive player. Without him, it's hard to see the Giants even slowing down the Eagles' passing attack. And as we know far too well this season, the Giants aren't likely to score many points of their own, either. … Eagles 34, Giants 10.
MY RECORD: 7-6
MY RECORD WHEN PICKING THE GIANTS TO WIN: 0-4
MY RECORD WHEN PICKING THE GIANTS TO LOSE: 7-2