Rafa Benitez admits Newcastle face a pre-Christmas double-header which could make or break their season.
Three games without a win have plunged the Magpies back near the relegation zone for today's trip to Huddersfield.
And with bottom club Fulham soon to visit St James' Park, Benitez said: "The next two games are massive for us - it is like a final in every single game.
"We must approach every game thinking one point can make a massive difference at the end of the season."
Newcastle were riding high last month after three straight wins but their run was abruptly ended at home to West Ham - and defeat to Wolves last week left them three points above the relegation zone.