The New York Giants had hoped Sunday's season finale would be a game with playoff implications, one where the Giants would defeat the Philadelphia Eagles and celebrate a return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. That, of course, is not going to happen with both teams limping to the finish line with identical 6-9 records.
The Eagles have already cast aside Chip Kelly, firing him after three seasons as coach. Will Giants coach Tom Coughlin be following Kelly out the door? We may know by Monday.
As for the game, it will determine the final two games on the Giants' 2016 schedule but otherwise has little value. The Giants are favored by 3.5 points. By the way, considering that the Giants have 22 players on IR and have continued to shuffle the roster this week you will need a scorecard to figure out who the Giants are in the blue uniforms.
What: Giants (6-9) vs. Eagles (6-9)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 3
Game time: 1 p.m. ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin
Giants Radio Network: WFAN 660 AM, 101.9 FM in Tri-State area
Announcers: Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross
Local radio affiliates:
Spanish radio broadcast: WADO 1280-AM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames)
National radio: SIRIUS -- 126 (Phi), 133 (NYG); XM -- 234 (NYG)
Odds: Giants -3.5
Live stream: NFL Game Pass
OUT: Safety Craig Dahl (concussion); Safety Cooper Taylor (concussion); RT Marshall Newhouse (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Jason Pierre-Paul (ankle); WR/KR Dwayne Harris (back/shoulder)
OUT: WR Seyi Ajirotutu (ankle); DT Bennie Logan (calf); CB Byron Maxwell (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Jaylen Watkins (shoulder)
PROBABLE: OT Dennis Kelly (ankle); PK Caleb Sturgis (right hamstring)