As expected, the 49ers-Giants tilt on Sunday will feature FOX Sports No. 1 team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. The 49ers victory over Washington and the Giants victory over New England set up a matchup of the No. 2 and No. 3 teams in the NFC.
Sunday's FOX schedule features some excellent matchups including New Orleans versus Atlanta and Detroit versus Chicago. However, the 49ers and Giants is the clear-cut number one game of the day. The two teams lead their respective divisions and are battling for the number two seed in the NFC. The seed would give the team a first round bye and keep them paced with the Green Bay Packers for a shot at the number one seed in the conference.
A 49ers win does not lock up the number two seed, but it would put them two games up on the Giants, which effectively becomes a three-game lead due to the tiebreaker. The New Orleans Saints are the fourth division leader at the moment, but their half game lead over Atlanta will be altered accordingly following their Sunday matchup. We are entering the second half of the NFL season and the playoff races are really starting to heat up.