The New York Giants may have turned their season around the past two weeks with two hard-fought victories, but they are still on the bottom looking up in the suddenly competitive NFC East.
Their 17-10 win over the Rams in London on Sunday morning drew their record to 4-3, but they gained little ground in the standings. The frontrunning Dallas Cowboys (5-1) remained alone in first place after a bye week; the Philadelphia Eagles stunned the previously-undefeated Minnesota Vikings, 21-10, at home to improve to 4-2 and move to second place; and the Washington Redskins fell in the final seconds to the Lions in Detroit, 20-17, to fall to 4-3 on the year. They hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Giants.
With a little over half the season remaining, only a few division games have been played. The Eagles, who play Dallas next week, have only played one game in the division thus far. The Giants and Cowboys have four division games left and Redskins have three.
I.e., the NFC East race is far from over.