ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 11: Running back Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants leaps over safety Gerald Sensabaugh #43 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at Cowboys Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The 2011 NFL regular season comes to a close tonight with one last game - the Dallas Cowboys at the New York Giants. This game is for everything. The winner goes to the playoffs as the NFC East champions. The loser goes home for the winter.
Interestingly, since the league expanded to a 16 game schedule in 1978, no team has ever won the NFC East with fewer than 10 wins (excluding the 1982 strike season). The winner of tonight's game, and the NFC East, will have 9 wins.
Enjoy the game. Tomorrow officially starts playoff season - without Miami once again. But, at least it's without the Jets as well.