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Giants vs. Redskins: Numbers that matter in the season finale

Let’s look ahead to Sunday, when the season mercifully ends

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The 2-13 New York Giants finish this abysmal season on Sunday when they host the 7-8 Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium (1 p.m. ET/FOX). Here are some of the numbers that matter. Well, that matter as much as anything can at this point.


The number of points the Redskins are favored by on Sunday.


Eli Manning will play his 216th game as a Giant Sunday, tying Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan for the franchise record. Will it be his last game as a Giant?


We have talked about this one before. That is the franchise record for fewest points scored in a 16-game season. The Giants have 228, meaning they need nine points to tie that record for futility. Including their season-high 29-point outburst vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, the Giants are average just 12.2 points in the last five games started by Manning.


The number of times rookie quarterback Davis Webb has been active on game days this season. Will that remain a goose egg for the full season?


That’s the number of sacks Jason Pierre-Paul needs to reach double digits in sacks for the third time in his career. Getting to double digits would be pretty remarkable for Pierre-Paul considering the number of games in which he has been a non-factor this season.


That is the number of receptions tight end Rhett Ellison has this season, which ties his career high.


Number of games left in this miserable season.


Per the Giants’ official web site, the ridiculous number of players they have on injured reserve.


The number of Giants fans who will bother to show up at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. I mean, it is New Year’s Eve and there have to be better ways to celebrate than to watch the JV (or maybe junior high) Giants in all likelihood lose their 14th game of the season.