Despite being two points from the bottom of the ladder, the Panthers have refused to accept they're a chance to end 2015 with the wooden spoon.
Pepper Stadium will see the coming together of a team clinging to their last chance of making the finals, and one that is pretty much now playing for pride.
The Eels got the two points against the Panthers in a scrappy match to keep their slim Telstra Premiership finals hopes alive. Here are five key points.
A runaway try to Reece Robinson gave the Parramatta Eels a 10-4 win over Penrith in a dour contest in Darwin on Saturday night.
Rugby league heads to the Territory this week with western Sydney rivals Parramatta and Penrith fighting for pride in Darwin on Saturday night.
Bryce Cartwright couldn't be more proud of the way his teammates stuck to their task in an agonising 20-16 loss to premiers South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.
Much of the talk following Souths' Round 21 win over Penrith centred around injuries as the Rabbitohs did enough to down a resolute Panthers side on Sunday.
A concussion to luckless Rabbitohs forward Kyle Turner in his first game back from injury has overshadowed an important narrow Souths victory over Penrith.
The Penrith Panthers have one last shot at survival this Sunday afternoon, but South Sydney are just starting to hit their best form.
Penrith's Sea Eagles-bound hooker Apisai Koroisau is hoping to follow in the footsteps of former Panthers Kevin Naiqama and Blake Austin.