Even on bye, the Packers are the envy of teams at the other end of the standings, who are eyeing Pack staffers like Reggie McKenzie. Also, Bill Belichick's questionable coaching move, and more from Week Eight.
Eli Manning threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz with 5:58 to play and the Giants barely avoided a post-bye letdown, keeping Miami winless with a 20-17 victory.
The Dolphins downgraded CB Vontae Davis and RB Daniel Thomas to out for Sunday's game against the Giants with hamstring injuries.
First-round CB Prince Amukamara has had only a handful of practices with the Giants following foot surgery, and he will be worked into the rotation slowly.
Giants TE Jake Ballard has been a very pleasant surprise for a Giants offense that was worried about the TE position to start the season.
Giants president and CEO John Mara has been named chairman of the NFL's Management Council Executive Committee/Labor.
The bye week has given people a chance to appreciate how good — and unexpected — the contributions of WR Victor Cruz and TE Jake Ballard have been.
Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Eagles S Kurt Coleman and Bears WR-RS Devin Hester were named NFC Players of Week Six.
Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 104 yards and a career-best three touchdowns in the Giants' 27-24 win over the Bills.
The Giants filled the opening on their active roster by promoting DT Dwayne Hendricks from their practice squad.
Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall on his plans for Monday night's contest against the Jets, quoted on miamiherald.com: "I'll probably get kicked out after the second quarter. I'm not joking. I'm serious."
The talk all week has been about how the Giants no longer can run the ball the way the team long has sought to do. But the question is: Why not?
The NFL has fined Giants S Kenny Phillips $20,000 for an illegal hit, his second infraction this season.
The Giants were aware that Jimmy Kennedy faced a possible suspension when they signed him in August.
Giants DT Jimmy Kennedy was suspended by the NFL on Tuesday for four games beginning immediately for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.