The New York Giants lost their grasp on first place in the NFC East and now stand in a first-place tie with Washington after their 20-14 loss Sunday.
So, where do they turn next?
First, the team faces a mental hurdle after suffering a second loss in as many games. Thus far, the Giants have maintained confidence entering Week 13 and their remaining slate ahead of them.
"We're disappointed in ourselves but we're not discouraged," Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said Monday.
"We're excited that we have another game this week to go out and prove ourselves, and we feel like our goal, which is winning the NFC East, is still achievable. [The] guys just have to be excited about that."
Amukamara doesn't believe the team's Week 12 performance in Washington should impact how it will performance next week against the Jets.
Defensively, the Giants failed to force a turnover for the third time this season. The team faced a 17-point point deficit, its largest of the season. Eli Manning matched a season-high with three picks as the offense held the ball for merely 24 minutes.
As far as Week 13 goes, a strong week of practice should help the Giants right the ship, Amukamara said.
"I don't think you can really gauge how we're going to perform next week by how guys feel after a game or by how guys feel this Monday," he said. "I think it's all about the preparation through a week of practice and even that, it's all about how guys show up on Sunday. We just hope to have the right mindset on Sunday."
The Giants' Week 13 just happens to come against their crosstown rivals, the Jets.
That may add extra fuel to this showdown through outsiders' eyes, but the Giants have maintained their focus on just getting a win, regardless of who's out there lining up against them at MetLife Stadium Saturday.
"We're all just focused on this just being just another opponent that we need to beat," Amukamara said. "We're still trying to win the division, and I don't think it's about who we're playing and if we need a rivalry to get us up. I feel like yesterday, we should've been more amped than any game on our schedule. I don't think we need it to be a rivalry for us to get us up. We know how great the Jets are. We know they came up with a huge win yesterday against the Dolphins so we know what's ahead of us."