After watching the Redskins and Eagles win on Sunday, the Giants knew they needed a win on "Monday Night Football" to stay alive in a crowded NFC East race.
They did just that.
Big Blue broke its three-game losing streak with a 31-24 victory over Miami and moved back into a three-way tie atop the division. The Giants, Eagles and Redskins are all 6-7.
"Well, it's fun to win," coach Tom Coughlin said. "It's nice to win and to be able to finish the game with the ball in our hands was really fulfilling tonight because we talked about playing 60 minutes and we haven't been doing that. We hadn't been finishing. That was a major goal and we did that."
With three games left to determine playoff spots, Giants.com takes a look at power rankings coming in from outlets across the country:
Comments:** "Eli Manning ... that boy good. Stood in the makeup room with my colleague Erin Coscarelli (and my morning Muscle Milk breath) debating what to write about the Giants. That Eli line is the best I got. However, if pressed, I would be remiss if I didn't give Nikita Whitlock some love. Playing both ways? Come on. The fullback/linebacker's block on third-and-2 to spring Rashad Jennings for a first down on the final drive might not have loomed as large as Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch, but it was one of of the five or six plays that don't jump off the box score -- just simply win football games." -- Elliot Harrison NFC East: No. 13 Giants (previously 17), No. 14 Redskins (19), No. 15 Eagles (22), No. 29 Cowboys (26) NFL Top 5:
Panthers, Cardinals, Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers
"Monday night's game wasn't a playoff game, but Eli Manning performed like it was." -- Mike Florio
No. 13 Eagles (18), No. 14 Redskins (19), No. 15 Giants (20), No. 27 Cowboys (25)
NFL Top 5:
Panthers, Cardinals, Patriots, Packers Seahawks
NYG:14 **Movement: Up 1 Comments: "The defense remains suspect, but Eli Manning's inspired play may yet carry this team to its first playoff appearance since 2011." -- USA TODAY Sports staff NFC East: No. 12 Redskins (14), No. 13 Eagles (21), No. 14 Giants (15), No. 29 Cowboys (28) NFL Top 5:
Panthers, Patriots, Cardinals, Seahawks, Steelers
Comments: "You can only pick one: Odell Beckham, Julio Jones or Antonio Brown. The way Beckham is playing lately, he might be the answer. The run he's on is insane." -- Frank Schwab
No. 15 Redskins (17), No. 16 Giants (18), No. 17 Eagles (19), No. 27 Cowboys (22)
NFL Top 5:
Panthers, Patriots, Cardinals, Broncos, Bengals
Movement: Up 3
Comments: "Odell Beckham Jr. has gained 100 receiving yards in each of his past six games, the longest streak this season. He has 43 receptions, eight touchdowns and no drops in that stretch." -- ESPN Stats & Information staff
NFC East: No. 12 Eagles (19), No. 15 Redskins (18), No. 17 Giants (20), No. 24 Cowboys (23)
NFL Top 5: Panthers, Cardinals, Patriots, Bengals, Broncos
Movement: Up 4
Comments: "Despite losing all five offensive linemen to injury at different points of the season, Eli Manning has averaged 281.2 passing yards per game and totaled 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions." -- Dan Schneier
NFC East: No. 12 Redskins (15), No. 13 Eagles (17), No. 14 Giants (18), No. 29 Cowboys (23)
NFL Top 5: Panthers, Cardinals, Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers
Movement: Up 3
Comments: "They saved their season winning at Miami. Now comes a tough one with the undefeated Panthers." -- Pete Prisco
NFC East: No. 12 Redskins (17), No. 15 Giants (18), No. 20 Eagles (23), No. 23 Cowboys (24)
NFL Top 5: Panthers, Cardinals, Patriots, Seahawks, Bengals