This is it, folks. Do or die. What's it gonna be, Giants? They control only 1/4 of their destiny today, and we'll see how well they handle that before we plan the rest of our day. Here's what you should be rooting for/against...
First, at 1pm, you start by rooting for the Giants against the 4-11 Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles will be getting Michael Vick back at QB for the first time in six weeks after it was learned that rookie QB Nick Foles had a broken hand. Vick led the Eagles to a 19-17 win against the Giants in Week 4. Since then, Philly has won only once in eleven tries. Giants are favored by 7 1/2 in this one, so it looks like they might be able to hold up their end of the bargain. Probability: 55%....don't forget, the Giants have lost 8 of their last 9 vs the Eagles.
Also at 1, the Bears travel to Detroit to take on the troubled Lions (4-11). Chicago won the first meeting, 13-7, in Week 7. A lot has happened since then. Both teams have struggled. You want the Lions to step up and bite the Bears. The good part is, the Lions can move the ball on anyone. The bad part? They have problems scoring points. The visiting Bears are 3-point favorites. This game could go either way, but the Giants need it to go in Detroit?s favor. Probability: 30%....Detroit is tough at home, but they can really stink the place up at times.