The New York Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a shootout on Sunday, improving their record to 3-7 on the season and winning their second consecutive game following a team-wide proclamation that the goal was to run the table.
The Giants still have an exceptionally long way to go before that can be considered a realistic goal, but they’re taking it one game at a time and slowly inching their way back to respectability.
Because of their win in Week 11, the Giants saw another bump in the latest edition of the USA TODAY power rankings, rising three spots to No. 26 overall.
Talk of them running the table to NFC East crown seemed pretty laughable just two weeks ago. It’s still … quite hilarious. Right?
Comparatively, the Philadelphia Eagles fell five spots to No. 22 overall following their drubbing at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. It is their low-water mark on the season.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys remained in place at No. 16 overall following their last-second win over the Atlanta Falcons, and the Washington Redskins fell three spots to No. 12 overall following their loss to the Houston Texans.
Finally, at 9-1, the New Orleans Saints continue their stranglehold on the top spot, while the Oakland Raiders have finally been unseated at the bottom with the Arizona Cardinals taking over at No. 32.