Game Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnson, Tony Siragusa
Radio: National -- Compass Radio Networks (Chris Carrino, Brian Baldinger); Sirius -- ; Giants Radio Network -- WFAN 600-AM, WCBS 101.9-FM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross).
Odds: The Giants are 9-point underdogs
Giants' Injury Report: OUT -- WR Victor Cruz (knee surgery), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), S Cooper Taylor (hamstring), RB Peyton Hillis (concussion); DOUBTFUL -- OG David Diehl (knee); QUESTIONABLE -- OG James Brewer (ankle), WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee).
Lions' Injury Report: OUT -- TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle); DOUBTFUL -- CB Darius Slay (knee); QUESTIONABLE -- WR Calvin Johnson (knee), LB DeAndre Levy (foot), CB Chris Johnson (toe), CB Rashean Mathis (illness).
The Lions still have a shot at the playoffs, and they are playing amidst swirling rumors that their head coach, Jim Schwartz, will be fired if the team misses out. The Giants, with 12 players already on IR and many other banged-up, are just trying to find enough players to play. Can their often-shuffled and again banged-up offensive line protect Eli Manning? Can Manning, already having tied his career-worst with 25 interceptions, avoid throwing any more? Can the Giants, shut out a week ago by the Seattle Seahawks, score some points? Can they handle Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson? How many turnovers will these two teams, the most turnover-prone in the NFL, combine for?