Giants deserve more credit
A third straight win and the New York Giants still aren’t getting the respect the deserve. Check out this week’s power rankings from around the internet.
ESPN – 26 (Last week 26)
In order for the Giants to win the division and make the playoffs they are going to need to beat the Cowboys in Week 17. There is no way around it. The Giants are going to have a hard time over the next four weeks when they face four teams (Seattle, Arizona, Cleveland and Baltimore) with a winning record, beginning with the Seahawks in Week 13. That likely leaves the matchup with Dallas, which has beaten them seven straight times, as an absolute must-win. — Jordan Raanan
I’m sorry, but the Houston Texans, Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles are not all better than the Giants but they’re all above the Giants in ESPN’s latest rankings.
I know the Giants haven’t defeated a team with a winning record this season, but they’re on a three-game winning streak which isn’t easy to do in the NFL. They should at least move up a spot or two not stay at 26.
USA TODAY – 22 (Last week 25)
Just as they assume first place in lowly NFC Least, QB Daniel Jones hurts a hammy. Backup Colt McCoy hasn’t engineered a win since 2014.
USA TODAY certainly respects what the Giants have been doing lately by moving them up three spots.
Bleacher Report – 22 (Last week 20)
Thanks to big games from running back Wayne Gallman and tight end Evan Engram, the New York Giants squeaked by the Cincinnati Bengals to move to 4-7 and take over first place in the NFC (L)East.
For some reason B/R has moved the Giants down after winning a third straight game and taking over first place in the NFC East. I know their win over the Bengals wasn’t convincing, but if Daniel Jones didn’t get injured it likely wouldn’t have been close.
I typically post NFL.com’s power rankings, but they’re not yet up. I’m assuming this is because week 12 isn’t technically finished with the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers playing on Wednesday afternoon.