Game: Giants (10-5) vs. New England Patriots (15-0)
Time 8:15 p.m. ET
TV: NFL Network (simulcast on CBS, NBC)
Whether you think the Giants should go all out to try and ruin New England's perfect season, or rest key players for next week's playoff opener against Tampa Bay, there are plenty of reasons to pay attention tonight.
Meaningless or not for the Giants in terms of playoff implications, there is a sense of anticipation and excitement building around this game. One way or the other, it will be a historic night in the NFL.
Can the Patriots become the only team other than the 1972 Miami Dolphins to finish unbeaten in the regular season? Can the Giants pull off the upset? For that matter, will either team play it to the end like they really care about the outcome?
Personally, I suspect each side would love to win this game. For the Patriots, it would be historic. For the Giants, it would be a memorable achievement.
Anyway, there are plenty of reasons to watch. Which, whatever the reason, we all thankfully get to do tonight since the NFL Network will simulcast the game to NBC and CBS.
I know that as the game has approached I've become more intrigued, more excited and more fired up about possibly ending the Patriots' historic run than I thought I would be.
How about you guys?
Anyway, consider this your open thread for tonight's game. If you're at home within reach of your PC during the game stop in and get a discussion going. I'll be checking in periodically.