7 of the last 8 years Week 17 has meant something.......
....with the Giants being at least mathematically alive or headed to the playoffs. As others have already said I don't think we (myself included) realize how good we've got/had it. Where other teams are annually mathematically eliminated in Week 10 or 11 at least this team still has a shot (albeit a long one) at a playoff berth in the final week of the season.
And since it's a 1pm game they can't officially be eliminated before kickoff.......something we can drink to during the pre-game and tailgate.
Also remember until someone else hoists that Lombardi the members Big Blue are still the World Champs......yet another reason to crack a cold one on Sunday.