Just like the New York Giants slid further away from the top of the NFC East with a third straight loss on Sunday, the also slid further down the 2016 Week 6 NFL power rankings.
Using the combined, or aggregated, rankings from nine different sites the 2-3 Giants end up sitting at No. 19 overall. That’s a drop of two spots from last week.
SB Nation (No. 18) | LW: 18
Sagarin (No. 18) | LW: 20
Yahoo! Sports (No. 18) | LW: 15
“OK, that was a tough two-game stretch. But here are the next six: vs. Baltimore, at Los Angeles, vs. Philadelphia, vs. Cincinnati, vs. Chicago, at Cleveland. There are some tricky games in there, but if the Giants want to be a contender in the NFC East, they better win most of them.”
USA Today (No. 18) | LW: 17
“At least Odell Beckham has improved his chemistry with the kicking net … a real boon to a team on a three-game slide.”
NFL.com (No. 20) | LW: 20
“Valiant effort by the Giants' defense in the second half to keep the offense in the game. Yet, after multiple dud drives from Eli and Co. and six Brad Wing punts, Steve Spagnuolo's unit didn't have the gas to stop the Packers in the endgame scenario. Unfortunate, considering Big Blue's offense finally woke up with five minutes to go. Beautiful toe-drag swag by Odell Beckham Jr. to get that touchdown. I also appreciate his affection toward the kicking net, but that might not be the net's love language.”
ESPN (No. 17) | LW: 12
The Ben McAdoo era got off to a roaring start after the Giants won their first two games. But a three-game skid during which QB Eli Manning has thrown two touchdowns to three interceptions has the G-Men sitting last in the NFC East. Can they climb out of the hole against the visiting Ravens on Sunday?
CBS Sports (No. 19) | LW: 15
“They're back home this week after two brutal prime-time road games against the Vikings and Packers. They spent a lot of money in free agency to be 2-3.”
FOX Sports (No. 21) | LW: 19
“While Odell Beckham Jr. found the end zone for the first time this season, New York’s issues are far from being solved. The 2-3 Giants can’t run the ball without Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen, and Eli Manning has seemingly regressed this season. Unless he can take over games by throwing for 300-plus yards consistently, the Giants are going to be in trouble. At least the defense forced a couple of turnovers Sunday night – their first defensive takeaways of the season.”
Washington Post (No. 23) | LW: 19
It was good to see WR Odell Beckham Jr. follow his brilliant TD catch Sunday night by making peace with the nation’s sideline kicking nets. Beckham seemed to be having fun playing football again, at least for one night. The problem is, there wasn’t much joy to be found in anything else that the Giants did, and another season could be beginning to slip away.