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.
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.