NFL Power Rankings are out for Week 3 of the 2014 NFL season and your 0-2 New York Giants are waaaaaay down near the bottom, as they deserve to be and as you would expect. SB Nation ranks the Giants No. 29, with only the also-winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders below Big Blue.
So, let's not belabor that. Or beat ourselves by looking at all the other rankings from media experts to see how bad everyone thinks the Giants are. Let's look at the seven 0-2 teams in the league and see where the Giants rank among them. That has to be at least a little bit less painful.
Here are my rankings of the NFL's seven winless teams.
No. 1 -- Indianapolis Colts
The Colts went 11-5 last season and I figured them to take a step forward in 2014. Maybe not get to the Super Bowl but to look like a team that might eventually get there. The Colts had the Philadelphia Eagles on the ropes Monday night and could have won that football game if at least one of two controversial calls had gone their way and they had made some better play-calling decisions when they got the ball the final time.
By the way, how annoying was it to watch Ahmad Bradshaw play like he had found the Fountain of Youth? Bradshaw ran 13 times for 70 yards an caught five passes, two for touchdowns. You never when Bradshaw is going to break down again, but the ex-Giant is still better when healthy than any running back the current Giants have.
No. 2 -- New Orleans Saints
The Saints still have Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham, but they can't play defense (31st in the league after two games) and they can't win away from the Superdome.
No. 3 -- Kansas City Chiefs
It is starting to look like last season's 11-5 record was a mirage for the Chiefs. The honeymoon is over for Andy Reid.
No. 4 -- New York Giants
The only reason I have the Giants ranked below the Chiefs is because of KC's 11 wins a season ago. Believe it or not, I think there is reason to feel that the Giants could be playing pretty good football when the season ends. At this point, though, it isn't going to matter. It is looking like another playoff-less season for Tom Coughlin and Co.
No. 5 -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In the preseason the Bucs were a hot pick as a surprise team thanks to the hiring of Lovie Smith as head coach. The only real surprise? That anyone believed a team using Josh McCown as its starting quarterback could entertain playoff aspirations.
No. 6 -- Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags actually looked decent for a half in their season opener vs. the Eagles. A 41-10 loss to the Washington Redskins, though? Tell me again why Blake Bortles isn't playing?
No. 7 -- Oakland Raiders
Poor Justin Tuck. At least with the Giants he could be comforted by knowing his team used to be good.