The Lions have won the last two meetings and hold a 20-17-1 advantage in the overall series.
This game could have wild-card playoff implications with the teams sharing identical records and trailing division leaders. The Lions also look to keep their home record spotless.
Rookie vs. rookie. Given the Lions lack of a running attack, Giants rookie CB Aaron Ross is sure to get a few opportunities to add to his three picks on the season when he lines up against fellow rookie Calvin Johnson. But the Lions lanky wideout averages 17 yards per reception, second on the team only to TE Shaun McDonald, who isn't afraid to stretch the field as well.