Six teams had last week off. All of them return from the break with reasons to smile.
Giants: They got Justin Tuck, Prince Amukamara, Brandon Jacobs and Chris Snee back at practice Monday. That’s a lot of key talent. The Giants also watched their closest competition in the division — Washington — lose to the Panthers.
Bengals: They picked up at least one first round pick and watched the Ravens lose. The only downer: It probably won’t be two first-round picks if Carson Palmer doesn’t play better in Oakland.
49ers: Every team in the NFC West lost. Braylon Edwards and fullback Moran Norris are expected to return from injury. San Francisco’s magic number to make the playoffs is down to “Just show up for every game.”