EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have been riding the NFC rollercoaster the past few weeks.
Three weeks ago, they were being proclaimed the best team in the conference after winning five straight. Last week, they were mired in another second-half slump after losing games to Dallas and Philadelphia.
For the opening half on Sunday against Jacksonville, their season seemed on the brink.
But following a motivational talk from Justin Tuck, a late rally against the Jaguars and a little help from the Chicago Bears, the Giants (7-4) on Monday entered the final five weeks of the regular season tied with the Eagles (7-4) for first place in the NFC East.