If the New York Giants are to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016, they have to start beating teams with winning records. The Giants (4-7) got back in the hunt for the title in the weak NFC East by beating Cincinnati 19-17 for their third straight win. The run has been against Washington, Philadelphia and the Bengals.
The San Francisco 49ers will play two home games in Arizona after new coronavirus regulations put in place by officials in Northern California forced the team to find a temporary new home. The 49ers (5-6) will host the Buffalo Bills next Monday night and Washington on Dec. 13 at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, because they won't be able to practice or play games in their home in Santa Clara County for three weeks. The team said it will have information on practice arrangements later but it will likely need to look outside the area because the rules imposed by Santa Clara County will require the players to quarantine for 14 days any time they travel more than 150 miles.
Kyler Murray looked like a potential MVP candidate for much of the first half of the season. The Cardinals built an early 10-0 lead before slowly watching the advantage slip away. Murray hasn't been terrible, but it's become clear they need him to be special for the offense to be among the NFL's elite.