Apparently, no one thinks very much of the 2014 New York Giants as the regular season begins. In 2014 Week 1 NFL Power Rankings the Giants have received little -- maybe no -- respect. Let's take a look at some of the rankings floating around the Inter-Google.
SB Nation (No. 19)
We mentioned this one last week, but it bears repeating. Besides, it makes the mothership happy.
The Giants are betting big that Ben McAdoo's West Coast system is just what Eli Manning needs to bounce back from a nightmare season. If the early returns are any indication, it could be a long year for Big Blue.
Walter Football (No. 31)
This team is a complete mess. The Giants' offensive line can't block anyone, while Eli Manning looks completely finished. I recently wrote that Manning has been playing like a dead animal in the preseason, but I feel like dead animals would be offended by that. If New York sustains more injuries, it could definitely have the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Ouch! Things aren't that bad. Are they?
Washington Post (No. 19)
They need the good Eli Manning to show up. And for that to happen, his offensive line needs to give him time and space in the pocket to throw. The bad Eli Manning seems to show up when the pass rush closes in.
Newsday (No. 24)
There are legitimate concerns about the offense now that Eli Manning is making a clumsy transition to the West Coast attack. Defense has good depth in the secondary, but not much elsewhere.
CBS Sports/Kirwan (No. 21)
Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin have a history of rebounding from bad seasons and this should be no exception. The sooner the defense gets Jon Beason back, the sooner the whole team will look better. The offensive line is as unsettled as any line in the league and that means lots of pressure on Eli Manning.
FOX Sports (No. 21)
It took the Giants until the final drive with the starters in the third preseason game to show any signs of life on offense. They should get better as time goes on and they learn the new offensive scheme. The defense has remained solid, highlighted by free agent addition Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie -- who has yet to give up a catch.