The Giants (4-2) just knocked off arguably the top team in the conference, and did so by a convincing margin.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys (2-3) rallied with a chance to beat the Baltimore Ravens, but fell apart with the game on the line.
The Washington Redskins (3-3) look great ... at times. Robert Griffin III is taking the league by storm, but like any rookie, he's inconsistent. As is his defense, which looked stellar versus Christian Ponder, but not so much against the high-powered Falcons.
Then there's the Philadelphia Eagles (3-3), who a few weeks ago topped the Giants, but now appear to have the wheels falling off. Michael Vick can't hold onto the football to save his life, and it appears both his and coach Andy Reid's job is on the line.
Now, let's focus back on Big Blue.
New York's offense ranks in the top 10 in both passing and rushing. Eli Manning is a viable MVP candidate with 11 TD and almost 1,800 yards. And Ahmad Bradshaw has been rejuvenated since coming off of his injury, exploiting the Niners' impenetrable D for 100-yard effort.
Defensively, the Giants showed they can show up when the moment calls for it. A struggling D-line -- well, they responded to the criticism with 6 sacks, increasing their total to 14 on the season. All they needed was to get jumpstarted.
And on special teams, the team is getting a tremendous boost by David Wilson, who set up another Giants TD with a long kickoff return Sunday.
Health-wise, Hakeem Nicks is back on the field. Obviously, he isn't 100 percent, but he'll get there with time. Safety Kenny Phillips will be back in the coming weeks, as will Rocky Bernard.
At this point, it is not a question of whether New York is the best team in the division right now; it's simply a matter of remaining consistent for the remainder of the season.
The Giants face the Skins this weekend, then Dallas, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati before their Week 11 bye.
After seeing Dallas drop off since the season opener, and both Pittsburgh and Cincy susceptible to being beaten by inferior teams (as seen this past week), the Giants have a chance to go to 8-2 / 7-3 (barring a letdown) into their week off.