Giant fans probably spent most of the day rooting for the Jets and the Falcons in their games against the Eagles and Cowboys, respectively. One result was favorable, the other not so much.

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The Friday after Thanksgiving is always a laid-back day with very little excitement. This year, there is no excitement in the land of the Giants. They are officially out of the play off picture at 3-8 and are headed into NFL obscurity in a season where most teams are talking about how they can still grab a playoff spot.

The Giants will be practicing today in preparation for their trip to Jacksonville. They will head down to Florida tomorrow to play perhaps one of the NFL's most meaningless games of the year. FOX is only televising the game in the Jacksonville and New York markets, with former Giant David Diehl providing color commentary alongside a play-by-play man that I'm sure most Giant fans have never heard of, Justin Kutcher.

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Things tightened up a bit in the NFC East in Week 8 as the Redskins shocked the Cowboys in overtime and the Eagles got stung by a long TD late in their game vs the Cardinals in Arizona. The Giants, who were are on a bye, both gained and lost ground at the same time.

Week 8 Standings

Week 8 Leaders

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The NFC East is gaining a lot of respect these days, something few would have thunk at the beginning of the season. The 16 wins by the four teams are the most of any division in the league through seven weeks. The division has become a two-team race between Dallas and Philadelphia with the Giants and Washington fighting for a distant third.

NFC East Standings

Week 7 Results

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The best-case scenario for the Giants in Week Six was to exit Philadephia with a victory and have the Cowboys fall flat in Seattle. That would have created a three-way tie between the teams for the division lead at 4-2.?But, as fate would have it, the Giants were the ones who fell flat, while the Eagles and Cowboys both advanced to 5-1.

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With a win Sunday night in Philadelphia and a Dallas loss in Seattle, the Giants can improve to 4-2 and move into a three-way tie with the Eagles and Cowboys for first place in the NFC East.

This will be the Giants' third nationally-televised game of 2014 - all road games. They lost the opener to Detroit 35-14 on Monday Night Football and defeated the Redskins 45-14 on Thursday night in Week 4.

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The NFC East ain't so bad after all. Through five weeks, the division has an overall 12-8 record, thanks to a 6-1 non-conference record vs the AFC South. In addition, the four teams only have played two divisional games thus far, so the bulk of the divisional schedule lies ahead. One of those games will transpire this Sunday night when the Giants travel to Philadelphia.

Week 5 Standings

Week 5 Results

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The Giants began this season by dropping the first two games and not looking very good in the process. But, as fate would have it, the Giants are never as bad as they appear under Tom Coughlin, who never stops striving to improve his team's play. They've won the next two games and looked very good doing it.

"We?re trying like heck to be the best we can be," said Coughlin. "We?re trying to improve on a weekly basis. We?re trying to do the things we didn?t do in the beginning. We?ve had some takeaways, we?ve had pretty good control of the ball, with the exception of the one the other day. We?ve done some things that worked together as a team, so I?m hoping that continues."

Last year, the Giants fell out of contention early by losing their

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After four weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys sit atop the NFC East at 3-1. The Giants are third at 2-2 and the Washington Redskins are last at 1-3.

Last Thursday, the Giants routed the Redskins in Washington, 45-14 for their second straight victory.

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Week One of the 2014 NFL season concludes tonight with the Giants facing off against the the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit (and a later game of Chargers/Cardinals). The prognosticators are giving the Giants little chance of winning the game. Some are predicting a blowout. No one believes the Giants can win. Except, maybe, the Giants.

In the NFC East yesterday, the Philadelphia Eagles made a second-half comeback and a statement down in Jacksonville. ?They scored 34 unanswered points after going down by 17 in the first half. RB Darren Sproles has added a new dimension to Chip Kelly's offense that makes them virtually unstoppable over a 60-minute period.

Dallas could not overcome multiple turnovers and mistakes at home vs the 49ers, losing 28-17. The positives that Cowboy fans can take away from this game was that the defense did not look as bad as advertised. The negatives are obviously the turnovers by the offense that led to points.

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Two weeks from today, the Giants will report for training camp. Until then, you can wait it out with us in the air conditioning. It's going to be a hot week here in the NYC area.

What's going on in the NFC East these days? Funny you should ask...

Dallas: The Cowboys would like move WR Dez Bryant around this season. MLB Rolando McClain was signed after Sean Lee was placed on season-ending IR. Justin Durant and Kyle Wilbur are likely starters at LB when camp opens. Holdout QB Kyle Orton is expected to show as well.

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A lot has happened in the last two years. The Giants have gone from rubbing elbows with the haves to bumming around with the have-nots.

Two years go today, the Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 20-17, at Candlestick Park to advance to Super Bowl XLVI.

In a brutal, physical battle, the Giants held their own, took advantage of some turnovers and won in overtime on a 31-yard FG from Lawrence Tynes. (See recap)

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The NFC Divisional Playoffs are half done after the Seattle Seahawks downed a game New Orleans Saints club yesterday in Seattle. They will host the winner of today's contest.

San Francisco 49ers (13-4) at Carolina Panthers (12-4) (Sunday, FOX, 1:05 PM ET)

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New Orleans Saints ?(12-5) at Seattle Seahawks (13-3) (Saturday, FOX, 4:35 PM ET)

Seattle, which won the NFC West with a 13-3 record, is the No. 1 seed in the NFC and has won 15 of its past 16 home games. The Seahawks had six players selected to the Pro Bowl: S Kam Chancellor (2nd), RB Marshawn Lynch (4th), CB Richard Sherman (1st), S Earl Thomas (3rd), C Max Unger (2nd) & QB Russell Wilson (2nd).

?We all believe in what we can do,? says Wilson, whose 24 wins are the most by a quarterback in his first two seasons in the Super Bowl era. ?We?ve got to stay focused on the main goal and that?s to win.?

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At one point, the NFC East was faced with having an 8-8 or less team as division champs. The Philadelphia Eagles took care of that by winning seven of their last eight games to finish at 10-6, winning the NFC East after finishing 4-12 in 2012.

Philadelphia topped the Cowboys in Dallas Sunday night, 24-22, in a "win and you're in" game. They will host the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round Saturday night.

The Cowboys' season-ending loss to the Eagles was a bitter pill for owner Jerry Jones, who said again last night that Jason Garrett would be his head coach in 2014. From Rotoworld:

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With just one game left, the NFC playoff picture isn't written in ink. Two games will decide division titles in both the NFC East and the NFC North, while somehow the New Orleans Saints are in jeopardy of missing the playoffs altogether if the Arizona Cardinals are able to sneak in.

Here is a look at where the NFC stands as of right now...

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The NFC is a little easier to understand when it comes to clinching scenarios, but more teams are involved in the process, especially the NFC North where the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears all still have a chance at the title.

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Just three weeks left of the NFL season and the playoff picture in the NFC is still very much in flux. Both the Seahawks and the Panthers suffered losses this past week, but which hurts more than the other? In a battle in the blizzard, the Eagles were able to secure a huge win against the Lions, and coupled with a Cowboys loss, Philly is in the driver seat in the NFC East. Speaking of the NFC East, the Giants and the Redskins embarrassed themselves over this past week with blowout losses, while the cross-country Niners are inching closer to becoming the best of the best in the conference. Here are my NFC Power Rankings for week 14...

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(11-2):?Say what you want about the Seahawks. Yes, they lost to the Niners this past week. Yes, they are still at the top of my list in the NFC. Yes, they are still the BEST team in the NFC right now, and if Seattle can clinch home-field advantage this weekend, the odds of them booking a flight to New Jersey for the Super Bowl are very high. If not for a busted defensive play that setup the Niners in FG range late in the game, Seattle might be singing a different tune, but nonetheless they are still the team to beat in the NFC. Believe me, the Seahawks will?learn from this road loss and?only get better, because that is the type of team that they are.?Ranking last week: 1

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Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

In Week 15, the Giants (5-8) host the Seattle Seahawks (11-2) in a game in which Big Blue has little shot of winning.

The Giants were officially eliminated from playoff contention against the Chargers, while the Seahawks currently hold the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

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The Eagles sit all lone atop the division after Dallas got left out int he cold last night in Chicago. Philly holds a one-game lead over the Boys with three to go. They face each other in Week 17 down in Big D, so all Dallas has to do is stay one game back until then.

The next two weeks will be the season for the Cowboys: home vs Green Bay and away at Washington. No need to go into what those teams have been experiencing, but Dallas should win both.

The Eagles have been red-hot behind QB Nick Foles, who is 6-1 as a starter. He has 20 TD passes to only one INT this season, completing nearly 62% of his passes in the process. LeSean McCoy leads the NFL in rushing despite getting locked down twice by the Giants.?Philly plays at Minnesota this week and then will play host to the Bears in Week 16.

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?1. Seattle Seahawks?(11-1):?It didn't take long for the Seahawks as they proved once again, that home-field advantage could be the deciding factor this year in the playoffs, and luckily for them, it looks like the NFC Playoffs will go through Seattle. The Seahawks had their foot on the gas pedal from kickoff and jumped out to an early lead at the end of the first quarter 17-0. While their offense was impressive, the defense has to be commended for holding future Hall of Famer Drew Brees to just 147 yards through the air, a number that just doesn't look right next to Brees' name as he usually racks up 300+ yards a game. Russell Wilson & Co. didn't look back and routed the Saints by a final score of 34-7. If Peyton Manning wasn't having the year he is, Wilson would have to be considered for MVP. Face the facts, the Seahawks are easily the best in the NFC. Ranking last week: 1

2. Carolina Panthers (9-3): Praying for a Saints loss, the Panthers got their wish, setting up a matchup against New Orleans with first place in the NFC South on the line. Carolina won their eighth straight game against the Buccaneers, and their defense shined, holding Tampa Bay to just two FG's. Cam Newton had another mediocre game, throwing two touchdowns accompanied by two interceptions, but it didn't matter in the end. Maybe his mind was still on Auburn shocking Alabama just a day earlier, who knows. But the Panthers are on a roll, and when teams end the season hot, it can only bode well for them. Will the Panthers defense eat up the Saints like the Seahawks did? My money is on Carolina. Ranking last week: 3

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?1. Seattle Seahawks?(10-1):?An idle week for the Seahawks as they prep for one of the biggest games of the season against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. These two teams have been #1 or #2 for a majority of the season so this could be a preview of the NFC Championship matchup in a couple of months that a lot of people are hoping for. Grab your popcorn everybody. Ranking last week: 1

2. New Orleans Saints (9-2):?A matchup against the Atlanta Falcons that lost a lot of?its lust?when the Falcons started to tank. Drew Brees didn't have a record-breaking week, throwing for just 278 yards and two touchdowns, but he got the job done. Jimmy Graham continues to reassert himself as one of the NFL's best TE's, racking up 100 yards receiving and throwing down a slam dunk after a TD that bent the field-goal post. The Saints are chomping at the bit as they get ready for a battle against the top dog in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks. Can the Saints break?Seattle's 12-game winning streak at?home? If any team could do it, it's New Orleans.?Rankings last week:?2

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?We won?t have too much trouble scoring touchdowns against one of the worst defenses in the league,? the Giants? offense must have thought to itself, heading into Sunday?s contest.

Unfortunately that wasn?t the case, as settling for field goals on two early trips into the red zone ultimately sealed Big Blue?s fate in a 24-21 loss to the Cowboys.

Sure, the weather was a factor in this one, but Tony Romo didn?t look like he had too much trouble throwing the ball on that final drive. It?s no excuse.

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?1. Seattle Seahawks?(10-1):?The Seahawks claimed their 13th home victory in a row in impressive fashion by picking apart the Minnesota Vikings as they head into the bye week. Their defense wasn't as?impressive as previous weeks, giving up 336 yards of total offense to a team ranked 25th in the NFL in passing and 17th in rushing.?I am starting to believe the Saints or the Panthers would give the Seahawks a real test, and luckily, after?Seattle is off this week, they host New Orleans.?Ranking last week: 1

2. New Orleans Saints (8-2):?Another game riddled by a controversial call, this time involving Drew Brees as he took a pounding to the upper body?from Niners Ahmad Brooks that was?flagged,?and gave Brees and the Saints another shot down the field that they wouldn't give back. Saints?kicker Garrett Hartley would hit three?FG's in the fourth quarter, including a last second 31-yarder that would give?New Orleans their?eighth win of the season. Brees looked somewhat human on Sunday, throwing just one touchdown and one interception for 305 yards, while the Saints running game was?next to invisible.?Rankings last week:?2 3. Carolina Panthers (7-3): Say what you want about the controversial call on Monday night against the Patriots in the final seconds of the game; the Panthers deserved to win that game. Cam Newton led his team down the field as well as any quarterback has this season and completed a 25-yard pass to Ted Ginn Jr. to give Carolina?their sixth straight win. Amazing....a couple of weeks ago we were?saying that the Panthers should pull the plug on head coach Ron Rivera and claim Newton a bust; talk about a turnaround. This team can compete with the?big?boys, not only in the NFC, but?the entire NFL.?The?Panthers are licking their chops as week 13 approaches when they travel to New Orleans.?Ranking last week: 3

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Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

In Week 12, the Giants (4-6) host the Dallas Cowboys (5-5) in a game that has huge implications for both squads.

The Cowboys won the Week 1 matchup 36-31 in Dallas, so the Giants would need this win to even the head-to-head matchups in case that factors into a playoff tiebreaker.

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It wasn't that long ago the Philadelphia Eagles with their new coach and QB roulette were being written off by pundits and fans alike. Today, they are the favorites to win the NFC East.

According to the website PredictionMachine.com, the Eagles (6-5) are on track to win 8.8 games and capture the once-heralded, currently-dysfunctional division. PM predicts the Cowboys (5-5) will finish second with 7.5 wins and the Giants third with 6.7.

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From Monday's programming....

The Daily News Live crew talks about the Giants' four-game winning streak and discuss New York's chances of winning the NFC East.


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With six games remaining, here's how the NFC East stands...

The Eagles staved off a late run by RGIII and the Redskins to take sole possession of first place. They will get a bye in Week 12. Washington, feeling the wrath of having a drawn a first-place schedule, host San Francisco next Monday night.

The Cowboys were off yesterday, a much-needed bye to say the least. They play the Giants at MetLife this coming Sunday. A Cowboys win moves them into a first-place tie with Philadelphia. A Giants win drops Dallas into a second place tie with New York.

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Was it perfect? No.

But the Giants found a way to win their fourth straight game in a 27-13 contest over the Packers, and unlike some of the recent wins, there were at least a good chunk of positives to take away from Big Blue?s offensive performance.

Victor Cruz was again at the top of his game, catching eight passes for 110 yards. Everyone else was efficient enough in helping the Giants get the win.

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?1. Seattle Seahawks?(9-1):?Talk about?scraping away the rust. The Seahawks rebounded from some poor performances on the road?as they?picked apart the Falcons and moved to 9-1 in the record column. Russell Wilson finished the day with 287 yards and two touchdowns, while Marshawn Lynch lived up to his name "Beast Mode" and ran for 145 yards on 24 carries. Not many teams will test the Seahawks when they are running on all cylinders and this game was over by halftime. Maybe a Falcons team that was completely healthy would have been able to compete, but this game was over by halftime. Ranking last week: 1

2. New Orleans Saints (7-2):?Give Picasso a paintbrush and he will make a masterpiece...that was more or less the saying for Drew Brees and the Saints as they embarrassed the Cowboys on Sunday night. Brees was flawless against a battered Dallas defense, completing 83 percent of his passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns. The?New Orleans running game account for the other three touchdowns that were split up between Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas who combined for 242 yards on the ground...talk about heavy artillery. The reformed defense under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is something to be talked about as well, allowing just 193 yards and 17 points. Rankings last week:?33. Carolina Panthers (6-3): Here they come! The Panthers won their fifth straight game on Sunday against the defending NFC champions San Franciso 49'ers and may finally be shutting down any sort of doubt that critics have about the team. Their stout defense has led the way as they rank second in league against the run, points allowed and yards allowed. This team is exciting to watch with Cam Newton at the helm?and playmakers such as DeAngelo Williams and Steve Smith have allowed this team to pass the so-called "litmus test" of the week against the Niners. The Panthers still have two games against their NFC South division rival, the New Orleans Saints, a series that could determine who holds the crown. Carolina is perhaps the most balanced team in the NFC in terms of offense and defense, and?although four out of the five teams they?have beaten on their streak?have an under .500 record, a Sunday night matchup against the?New England Patriots is must-see football.?Ranking last week: 6

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The Giants have won three in a row and are suddenly right smack in the middle of the NFC East fray. That's not saying much considering the state of the NFC East these days, but it's all we've got right now so we'll take it.

Sunday's win, paired with the losses by Dallas and Washington and the Eagles' victory, have landed the Giants just 1 1/2 games off the division lead.

The Giants face the Packers next week at MetLife. Green Bay will still be without Aaron Rodgers, but third stringer Scott Tolzien, who tossed for 280 yards in a loss vs Philly yesterday after Seneca Wallace left the game with a groin injury, will be get the start for the Pack.

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Even with four teams in the NFC having off this past week, there was still some outcomes that affected my rankings. Seattle was able to turnaround a disastrous start against Tampa Bay and inch out a victory in overtime against the still winless Buccaneers; keeping them at the top spot in the NFC. The Saints however, were not so lucky as they suffered a stunning loss to the New York Jets on the road and showed that Drew Brees is indeed human. More importantly, the Green Bay Packers were without their star QB Aaron Rodgers for a majority of their Monday night loss against the Chicago Bears and will lose Rodgers for several weeks with a broken collarbone; shaking up the rankings even more. Here are my NFC Power Rankings for week 9...

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(8-1):?The Seahawks have been cutting it close when it comes down to these games. Each week they have been on the brink of defeat, and this week was no different. Down 21 points to the winless Buccaneers, all signs pointed to Seattle facing their first defeat at home since 2011. But the Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson were able to muster up a stunning comeback and leave CenturyLink Stadium with an overtime victory, keeping their streak at home alive. This team has shown tremendous resilience when they needed it the most. RB Marshawn Lynch had?his way with the Tampa Bay defense, carrying the ball 21 times for 121 yards. Should?Seattle be worried? I don't think so.?The way the Seahawks have strung together this steak is amazing and?when their backs have been up against the wall, even?against teams like the Rams and Buccaneers, they have found a way to walk away with a victory. This team is STILL the cream of the crop in the NFC.?Ranking last week: 1

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Giants? punter Steve Weatherford was a guest Sunday on That Other Pregame Show on CBS, and he was quick to point out that Big Blue has some momentum coming off their bye week.

?We?re rolling right now,? he said. ?We?ve got some momentum, and we dug ourselves a pretty deep hole, but the NFC East on the whole is struggling so we still have a shot.?

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It's back to work for the Giants this morning as the team hits the practice field after a week off. While they were away, their rivals in the NFC East played. And play they did....

The Dallas Cowboys eked out a win vs the Minnesota Vikings at Jerry World yesterday, coming from behind late in the 4th quarter to win 27-23.

The Washington Redskins defeated the San Diego Chargers, 30-24, in overtime at FedEx Field.

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Three of the four NFC East teams will be in action this afternoon (the Giants have a bye). The Cowboys, Redskins and Eagles are all playing poor defense and will need to tighten things up if they have any designs of winning the division.

Dallas is dead last in the league in total defense. Philly (31st) and Washington (29th) are right down there with them. The Giants are 18th in the NFL in overall defense.

At 1pm, Dallas (4-4) will host the 1-6 Minnesota Vikings as the 2-5 Redskins entertain the 4-3 San Diego Chargers at FedFex Field.

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We have officially reached the midway point of the NFL season and for a majority of it, the Seattle Seahawks have held the top spot in the NFC, and rightfully so. The NFC, probably more than its AFC counterpart, has a clear cut favorite to run the table in the playoffs on the way to Super Bowl XLVIII, especially if the Seahawks have home field advantage, as they look unstoppable inside of CenturyLink Stadium. However, some?questions on offense were raised?involving Seattle?from their near loss to the St. Louis Rams on Monday night, but they were able to squeak out their seventh win in eight games to start the season and still remain at the top of my rankings. Here are my NFC Power Rankings for week 8...

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(7-1):? A goal-line stand is all that stood between the Seahawks and their second loss of the season to the Rams on Monday night, but?once again their defense came up big. WR Golden Tate was a key player,?finding the endzone?on both of Seattle's touchdowns and finished the night with 93 yards on five receptions.?It's a testament on how important Seattle's defense has been over the first half of the season while their offense ranks 28th in the league in passing yards, averaging just under 200 yards per game. It's a good thing that QB Russell Wilson can utilize his legs to move the ball, along with RB Marshawn Lynch going "beast mode" on every team; the Seahawks are averaging 140 yards on the ground per game, fourth best in the NFL.?More importantly, the Seahawks lost a?big part of their receiver core as WR Sidney Rice is out for?the season with a torn ACL. ?Ranking last week: 1 2. New Orleans Saints (6-1):??What more can you say about the Saints offense? It is a powerhouse, a monster, a force to be reckoned with and just straight up scary. QB Drew Brees and the Saints are averaging 310 yards per game through the air, while their defense, behind the coaching of new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan?has?transformed back into?the defense that won them a?Super Bowl in 2009. Each week, the Saints force?me to consider if they?are worthy?enough to break the?top spot?in the NFC as they are slowly creeping to the pinnacle of the conference.??Rankings last week:?3

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Usually a unit that is ranked 29th in the NFL doesn?t have too much excitement surrounding it.

However, the Giants? running game, averaging just 69.9 yards per game, all of a sudden looks like a multifaceted entity that could actually be a weapon for this team.

Again, the eventual grade will be based on production up until this point, not the future. But it?s important for us to look at what this unit may look like in the second half.

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The Giants defeated the Eagles, 15-7, in Philadelphia yesterday, picking up a game on them and the rest of their NFC East opponents. Dallas lost in the last seconds in Detroit, 31-30, and the Redskins - after taking a 21-7 lead over the Broncos in Denver - got overtaken by a second half surge and were crushed, 45-21.

The Giants are only two games behind with eight to go. They will take their bye next week. The Cowboys will host the Vikings; the Eagles are in Oakland and Washington is home vs the Chargers.

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To say the least, it was a dangerous week in the NFL with several teams losing key players to injury. The Seahawks were able to crank out another win, while the Eagles fell to their division rival in the Cowboys as they failed to make up any ground in their division. The Giants finally got their first win of the season last night against the lowly Vikings, while the Rams, Cardinals and Bears all lost; with Chicago suffering the worst on Sunday, losing QB Jay Cutler for up to at least a month. The Packers lost another key piece of their offense with the injury to TE Jermichael Finley who looks to be out for the remainder of the season (in addition to the loss of Randall Cobb last week). With these critical?injuries, it looks as if the NFC might just come down to three teams; all of which are in my top three. Here are my NFC Power Rankings for week 7...

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(6-1):? Another week, another win for the Seahawks. After losing to the Indianapolis Colts in week 5, Seattle has erased all doubt that they are the cream of the crop in the NFC. Not to mention that their easy schedule during the middle of the season will only help their plight to acquire home-field advantage during the playoffs. After their 34-22 victory against the Cardinals on Thursday, the next four teams that the Seahawks will go up against have a combined six wins total. Their defense ranks among the best in the NFL, while their ground game on the back of RB Marshawn Lynch has been unstoppable (578 yards this season, second to RB LeSean McCoy of the Eagles). Ranking last week: 1

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Another shift in the rankings this week as we witnessed the New Orleans Saints being taken down by the New England Patriots late yesterday, and in turn, the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers both churning out victories. This week, we will take a look at the rankings by the numbers, as they do a justified job of telling the story in the NFC. Here are my NFC Power Rankings for week 6...

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(5-1):? The number - 11?- The number of consecutive games the Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson have won at home. They always talk about the 12th man on the field, but playing in Seattle may be the hardest thing any team has to do all season. If the Seahawks can claim home-field advantage in the NFC, they?just might?the easiest road to the Super Bowl. Even with?five fumbles?yesterday against the Tennessee Titans and no touchdowns for Wilson, the Seahawks were able to rattle off their fifth win of the season. Ranking last week: 2

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Last season, the Giants were the defending Super Bowl champions and the Redskins were riding a red-hot RGIII to a division title. This year, the other two teams - Dallas and Philadelphia - are positioning themselves to battle for the NFC East title.

The Eagles gained 425 total yards in today?s 31-20 win at Tampa Bay. The Eagles are one of four teams in NFL history to gain at least 400 yards in each of its first six games joining this season?s Denver Broncos, the 2007 New England Patriots and the 1983 San Diego Chargers. This is the first time in NFL history in which two teams have accomplished the feat in the same season.

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Finally, the Giants played a relevant fourth quarter. But even though it was a close game right down the wire, the outcome remained the same for the Giants as they fall to an unthinkable 0-6 with a 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Sure, Eli Manning?s two interceptions early were brutal, ugly and right on par with how he has been playing all season. He was picked off on two of his first five passes.

But Manning rebounded nicely to put the Giants in a position to orchestrate a game-winning drive.

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For the first time since week 2, we have a new number one in the NFC as the New Orleans Saints have moved up to the top with the Seattle Seahawks losing to the Indianapolis Colts. I don't always associate a loss with an automatic switch in the rankings, but the Saints dominated the Chicago Bears on Sunday, while the Seahawks couldn't stop a late Colts rally. The Atlanta Falcons continue to drop, as they suffered another loss last night to the New York Jets and fall to a surprising 1-4, with the playoffs slowly slipping out of their reach. In a critical NFC North?matchup, the Green Bay Packers were?hold the?Detroit Lions to just?nine points in their?win, while the Dallas Cowboys lost?a high scoring shootout?with the Denver Broncos where close to 100 points were scored between the two teams. Here are my NFC Power Rankings for week 5...

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We thought this season couldn?t get any worse for the 0-4 New York Football Giants. But I guess they still found a way to surprise us.

Big Blue dropped to 0-5 Sunday with a 36-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but the worst thing about this game was the Giants were actually alive for most of the way and totally blew it late.

However, three Eli Manning interceptions in the fourth quarter sealed the Giants? losing fate. He continued to add to his league-lead in interceptions with now 12.

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Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

The Giants hope to get into the win column Sunday at 1 p.m. when they host the Philadelphia Eagles, who have dropped three straight games after an opening week win.

The Giants pounded the Eagles 42-7 in Week 17 last season, but that game had no real meaning for either side. However, Sunday?s game has huge implications for two teams desperately trying to stay alive in a weak NFC East.

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Another brutal week for some teams in a Sunday that was packed with upsets and several close calls that resulted in late game finishes. The Detroit Lions were the biggest surprise of the weekend, as they forced three turnovers from the undefeated Chicago Bears in a win that ties them atop the NFC North. The Washington Redskins finally notched their first win of the season, while the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants all suffered losses. Last night, New Orleans hosted the Miami Dolphins and completed the rout that pushed them to 4-0; making a case that they will strongly compete for the NFC conference (the Saints meet the Seattle Seahawks in week 13 in a much anticipated matchup).? Here are my NFC Power Rankings for Week 4...

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(4-0): Not much to say except that the Seahawks were handed?a gift on Sunday?against the Houston Texans.?What looked like their first loss of the season was anything but that. Down 20-3, the Seahawks were able to rally and beat the Texans in?overtime.?A key play;?CB Richard Sherman picked off?Texans QB Matt Schaub for a touchdown?in the?fourth quarter on a poorly thrown?ball and an even worse play call by Houston. Seattle has shown that it can win tight games and faces a tough test next week when they travel to Indianapolis to face?Andrew Luck and the Colts.?Seattle's 62-point score?differential speaks for itself; this team?can score and their defense is one?of the best in the NFL.??Ranking last week: 1

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From Andy Furman of Ultimate NYG:

The NY Giants offense did not have Chase Blackburn in their huddle this week. But unfortunately, they had Cordle, Brewer and Pugh in there instead. The result was the same, another loss. The score in this contest is somewhat misleading, as the Giants were much more competitive.

Through almost 3 quarters of play, this game was essentially deadlocked, as the Chiefs made a long FG at the end of H1 and the Giants missed one. And then the floodgates opened. A special teams 89 yard punt return put KC up by 2 scores; recovering from that deficit was tantamount to climbing Mt. Everest. The Giants defense crumbled in Q4 as a result of the time of possession advantage of KC and the rout was on. New York is 0-4 and staring at a very long season.

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Talk about a wild week in the NFC. If someone were to tell me that the San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, and Atlanta Falcons were going to be under .500 after week 3, I wouldn't of believed it. But so is the case after the third week in the NFL. We are seeing the toll that injuries are playing on teams as well as some poor performances by star players. Here are your NFC Power Rankings for the week 3...

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(3-0): Not much of a test against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. The huge spread?was tough to swallow?(19.5 points), but the Seahawks lived up to the deal, crushing the Jags by a final of 45-17. Seattle is easily the best team in the NFC right now and will travel to Houston next week to face the Texans in what should be a defensive battle. After routing the 49ers last week, you have to wonder who will stop the Seahawks from easily?taking the NFC crown. Ranking last week: 1

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If there were any questions among teams after week 1, some answers were provided this past Sunday. T San Francisco 49ers got walloped in Seattle, the Chicago Bears may be the real deal, and the entire NFC East fell short of a victory. In addition, NFC teams?went 0-4 in matchups against the AFC; making the rankings even more difficult.?All in all, here are my NFC Power Rankings for the week 2.

?1. Seattle Seahawks?(2-0): The Seahawks did everything right on Sunday night against the Niners. After an hour delay due to weather, the defense held 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (13-for-28, 127 yards, zero touchdowns)?in check, and?forced three interceptions that were costly.?Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch went on a tear and the much anticipated NFC West battle; was anything but that as the Seahawks cruised to a 29-3 victory. This team is scary good, whether it's offense or defense. Ranking last week: 2

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