Each week, we preview teams that are moving up and moving down in our weekly Football Relativity comparison. We’ll analyze all 32 teams on Tuesday.
Rise – New York Giants – The Giants won their third straight, jumping out to a lead over the Lions and then holding on for an eight-point victory. The Giants haven’t taken care of business like that at home since the first game of the season, and seeing them do so is a great sign that they can establish themselves as a top dog in the NFC East.
Sink – Chicago Bears – The Bears had a great opportunity to move to 5-1, but they blew a home game to the Seahawks, losing 23-20. That’s a crushing loss for a team that could have seized control of the NFC North with a two-game lead with a win.
Float – Atlanta Falcons – The Falcons never really were in the game in Philadelphia, falling behind 21-0 and losing 31-17. But a loss on the road against a quality team – which the Eagles are – is not reason to knock the Falcons down the rankings right now. They’re still a threat in the NFC South, and this performance doesn’t change that.