In terms of playoff seeding or figuring out who they will play in the opening round of the NFC playoffs the New York Giants can’t accomplish anything Sunday in Landover, Md. against the Washington Redskins.
With a victory they could avenge an early-season loss to Washington and keep the Redskins from qualifying for the playoffs. Will that be enough for the Giants, already with their eyes on the playoffs, to give their best effort?
Coach Ben McAdoo said this week the Giants will play to win.
“We have 53 on the roster, we're going to activate 46. We have to go down and win the ball game,” McAdoo said. “We're going to play our players and go win the ball game. That's what we're focused on.”
Here is how to watch, listen to and wager on Sunday’s game.
What: Giants (10-5) at Redskins (8-6-1)
When: Sunday, Jan. 1
Game time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Md.
TV: FOX (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews)
Radio: Giants Radio Network — WFAN 660-AM and 101.9-FM along with local affiliates (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross); Giants Spanish Radio — WADO 1280-AM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames); Westwood One — (John Sadak, Ross Tucker); SIRIUS — 133 (NYG), 82 (Was). XM: 234 (NYG), 82 (Was).
Odds: Redskins -7.5
Here are some of the major milestones the Giants could accomplish on Sunday.
- With a victory, the Giants would finish 11-5. That would be their best regular-season record since finishing 12-4 in 2008.
- With a victory, the Giants would have their biggest win improvement since 2005 (+5). From 2004 (6-10) to 2005 (11-5) the Giants improved their win total by five games. In 2015, the Giants finished 6-10.
- Eli Manning needs 153 passing yards (3,847) to register third consecutive season with at least 4,000 passing yards and reach the mark for the sixth time in his career.
- Manning needs 28 completions (360) to reach new single-season career-high (388) in completions. His previous career-high of 387 was set last season.
- Odell Beckham Jr. needs s 128 receiving yards (1,323) to reach a new career-high. He had a career-best 1,450 yards receiving last season.
- Beckham needs 12 receptions (96) to surpass Steve Smith (107) for most receptions in a single-season in franchise history.
- Beckham needs 86 receiving yards (4,078) to pass Randy Moss (4,163) for most receiving yards through the first three seasons of a player’s career in NFL history.
- Rashad Jennings needs 59 rushing yards (541) for 4th consecutive season with at least 600 yards rushing.
- Olivier Vernon (8.5) needs 1.5 sacks to reach double digits for the second time in his five-year career.