The New York Giants face a pivotal matchup against the Baltimore Ravens as they hope to stay tied atop the NFC East heading into the final week of the season. Meanwhile, Greg McElroy takes over the QB reins for the eliminated New York Jets.
The New York Giants take on a Baltimore Ravens squad also jockeying for playoff position, while the New York Jets play out the string in a meaningless game against the San Diego Chargers.
The Giants need a win Sunday against a tough opponent, as they're currently tied atop the NFC East with the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. Both of those teams have favorable matchups: Washington plays the lowly Philadelphia Eagles, who have lost nine of ten, and the Cowboys take on the New Orleans Saints, who are 6-8. The Ravens have lost three in a row, as they've struggled on offense, leading to the firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. But they're still considered one of the AFC's best teams. The AFC North title is within their grasp, so Baltimore will be motivated.
Both the Jets and Chargers are out of playoff contention, but Jets fans will be intrigued to see how the team operates with Greg McElroy at the helm after the benching of Mark Sanchez.
Saturday, Dec. 22
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions, 8 p.m., ESPN
Sunday Dec. 23
Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS
New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS
Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m., FOX
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., CBS
Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS
St. Louis Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., FOX
San Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS
Oakland Raiders vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., CBS
Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., FOX
Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m., CBS
New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., FOX
Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos, 4 p.m., CBS
New York Giants vs. Baltimore Ravens, 4:25 p.m., FOX
Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m., FOX
San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m., ESPN