Originally posted on NBC Connecticut  |  Last updated 10/24/11
Eli Manning didn't throw a pass on Sunday and Jason Pierre-Paul didn't come up with a sack, but it was still a pretty good day for the Giants. They now have a full game lead over the rest of the NFC East thanks to the Redskins' loss to the Panthers -- and injuries to Tim Hightower and Santana Moss leave them looking unlikely to bounce right back -- and the entire playoff picture is setting up pretty well for the Giants. The Lions have now lost two straight, puncturing the hype balloon that inflated around them during their five wins to open the season, and the NFC West isn't going to have a Wild Card contender this season. The Buccaneers keep losing players to injuries, making the Bears' victory over them a bit less impressive than it might have appeared at first glance. And the Dolphins, next week's opponent, are even more lost than they were when the week began as a result of allowing Tim Tebow to lead the Broncos from 15 points down in the fourth quarter before winning the game ...
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