The New York Giants (7-3) stand a good chance to continue their winning ways against the Cleveland Browns (0-11) in Week 12. They open as 6.5-point favorites on the road against the NFL’s only winless team.
The Giants have won five straight games for the first time since 2010, and their 7-3 record is their best 10-game start to a season since they won nine of their first 10 in 2008.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Browns’ historically bad 2016 may be commemorated with a parade. Seriously.
The Giants and Browns were linked earlier this season, when trade rumors swirled around Cleveland’s all-pro left tackle Joe Thomas. Ultimately, the rumors came and went without a deal.
Big Blue needs a win to stay on top of the NFC wild-card race, and avoid losing any ground to the 9-1 Dallas Cowboys. They’ll also want to avoid becoming a footnote in football history by allowing Cleveland to get in the win column. Especially not while Browns fans have a parade to look forward to.