The going-nowhere New York Giants (5-8) host the possibly Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks (11-2) Sunday at MetLife Stadium. With the Super Bowl being at MetLife in February is this simply a warm-up act for Seattle, a chance to get acclimated to the wintry conditions in New Jersey?
Let's take a closer look at the game.
Game Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews
Radio: Giants' Radio Network -- WFAN 660-AM, Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross; Sirius -- 139 (Sea.), 113 (NYG). XM: 234 (NYG).
Odds: The Giants are 7-point underdogs.
Seahawks' Injury Report: OUT -- CB Brandon Browner (groin), WR Percy Harvin (hip), LB K.J. Wright (feet); PROBABLE -- WR Doug Baldwin (neck), DE Chris Clemons (not injury-related), RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder, DT Tony McDaniel (illness), TE Zach Miller (ribs), LB Michael Morgan (knee), CB Richard Sherman (feet), C Max Unger (pectoral).
Weather: The forecast calls for a high of 35 degrees with a 30 percent chance of snow showers early in the day. Winds of about 14 mph are expected.
The Giants have insisted all week that they will be motivated despite the fact that their season is essentially over. Can the underdog Giants actually summon the kind of effort that will be necessary for them to upset the Seahawks?
Even if the Giants bring their A' game, do they have what it takes to handle Seattle? The Giants lead the league with 34 turnovers. Seattle boasts the league's No. 1-ranked defense, and is second in takeaways with 28.
Seattle's Marshawn Lynch will be the ninth top 10 running back in the NFL that the Giants have faced this season.
Jason Pierre-Paul will miss his third straight game for the Giants due to a shoulder injury, and could be shut down the rest of the way.