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Quick Take: Giants (9-5) at Bills (7-7)

Last meeting
In Week 13 of the 2003 season, the Bills got 252 passing yards from Drew Bledsoe and knocked off the Giants 24-7.

The Bills have won six of the past regular-seasons meetings and own a 6-3 advantage in the all-time series. That is little solace to Buffalo fans, who still remember the 20-19 Super Bowl XXV loss to New York. Check out the full head-to-head matchup.

Last week
Playing at Cleveland in Buffalo-like blizzard conditions, the Bills did not handle the elements as well as the Browns and were **eliminated from playoff contention** after an 8-0 loss. The Giants missed out on an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot and **lost 22-10 to the rival Redskins**.

At stake
Buffalo's roster is full of young and inexperienced players who must use these final two weeks to try and establish themselves and secure a future with the franchise. For New York, this week's game holds more immediate concerns. With a Week 17 matchup against the undefeated Patriots looming, the Giants would like to clinch their playoff spot this Sunday and not have to worry about having to beat New England to secure a spot. Check out the full **playoff picture**.

Key matchup
Mother Nature vs. Giants QB Eli Manning. Throughout his inconsistent four-year career, there has been one constant for Manning. His play tends to wain when the temperature drops. He typically begins the season on fire and leads the team to great starts, only to fade down the stretch. Perhaps the best example of this came in Sunday's loss against the Redskins. Dealt with frigid conditions and a stiff wind, Manning seemed to get frustrated, and his play suffered as a result. He threw the most incompletions (34) of any quarterback since 1967, and while his receivers did not help him out with several drops, his decision-making was suspect at times. He does not figure to get much help in regards to the conditions at Buffalo. If he does not learn how to deal with the cold by Sunday, the Giants could be in for another long day.

Did you know?
Bills QB Trent Edwards (1,336 passing yards) and RB Marshawn Lynch (940 rushing yards) are the first rookie QB-RB tandem since Detroit's Rodney Peete (1,479 passing yards) and Barry Sanders (1,470 rushing yards) in 1989 to gain 900 rushing yards and 1,200 passing yards in season.

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