Live football, the NFL’s most popular and lucrative sport, is still hot this week, with both the New York Giants and the New England Patriots in the top three.
The two teams were in first place in the latest weekly weekly NFL rankings, according to an analysis by USA Today.
The top-ranked team, the Seattle Seahawks, has a win total of 24, up from 24 last week.
New England, meanwhile, is back at the top with a win streak of eight games.
“The Patriots are back on top,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.
The Patriots won their second straight Super Bowl after being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in 2016.
New York is the first team to win back-to-back championships since the Patriots won Super Bowl LI in 2009.
The team is playing for its first title since 2005, when the franchise was part of the NFL.
The Falcons have the league’s best record this season, holding the top spot for the second straight week.
Atlanta won the NFC South, moving within one game of the Carolina Panthers.
“You’ve got to be proud of this team and this city,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said.
The Atlanta Falcons beat the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday to reach the NFC Championship Game.”
If you’re not going to do that, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble.”
The Atlanta Falcons beat the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday to reach the NFC Championship Game.