Both teams are 9-4. Both can, under the right circumstances, clinch a playoff berth Sunday afternoon. Both teams have gotten hot after slow starts, the Lions at one time 1-3 and the Giants 2-3. Neither team has been overwhelmingly effective on offense.
The Lions have been led this season by quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has authored a record-setting eight fourth-quarter game-winning drives. The Giants have been led by a defense that seems to get better every week, and held the Dallas Cowboys to only seven points on Sunday night.
One difference between the teams is that the Giants are a Northeast, outdoor team. The Lions play their home games in a dome. Sunday’s weather in East Rutherford is expected to have temperatures in the mid-50s with a 100 percent chance of rain. So, wet, but not cold.
The Giants should get a lift from the return of starting guard Justin Pugh, out since Week 9 with a knee injury.
Here is everything you need to know about how to watch, listen to and wager on Sunday’s game.
What: Giants(9-4) vs. Lions (9-4)
When: Sunday, Dec. 18
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J
Game time: 1 p.m. ET
TV: FOX (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews)
Radio: Giants Radio Network — WFAN 660-AM & 101.9-FM, along with local affiliates (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross); Giants Spanish Radio — WADO 1280-AM (Nestor Rosario, Francis Adames); SIRIUS — 135 (Det), 82 (NYG). XM: 381 (Det), 82 (NYG).
Odds: Giants -4