A victory Sunday evened the New York Giants’ record at 3-3 and improved their chances in the NFC East a bit. How did it affect their standing in NFL power rankings for Week 7? The Giants moved up three spots this week in our aggregated rankings, using the average ranking from the 10 outlets listed below.
Yahoo! Sports (No. 16) | LW: 18
“Think of how much of a tightrope the NFL can be. If the Giants failed to convert on their last fourth down, they would be 2-4 with four straight losses. Instead, Odell Beckham took a slant pass 66 yards for a touchdown and everything is fine. Also, had the Giants lost, we’d all be talking about that phantom pass interference call on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.”
NFL.com (No. 18) | LW: 20
“What a beautiful deep ball from Eli Manning to Odell Beckham Jr. on what led to the first of the wideout's bizarre net celebrations. More exciting was seeing Beckham explode on the long catch-and-run that saved the game for Big Blue. Great play.”
CBS Sports (No. 15) | LW: 19
“They got Odell Beckham Jr. going against the Ravens, and that could get them going on offense. They have a long road trip to (London) to play the Rams.”
ESPN (No. 12) | LW: 17
"Odell Beckham Jr. seems to be in and out of games this season, even when he's on the field. But when Eli Manning can find him, the Giants win. Manning's completion percentage to Beckham in wins is 69 percent this season, compared to 50 percent in losses."
Washington Post (No. 18) | LW: 23
"It’s good to see WR Odell Beckham Jr. playing so well again, and appearing to have fun doing it. Now, if only he can keep his helmet on until he reaches the sideline, all will be well."
USA Today (No. 17) | LW: 18
"Sign of the times? Only six players in NFL history have more TD passes than Eli Manning's 302 -- Brady, Brees, three Hall of Famers and his bro."
FOX Sports (No. 16) | LW: 21
“For the first time this season, Odell Beckham Jr. had a significant impact on a game, and a positive one at that. He took over against the Ravens, catching eight passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was the game-winner. This is the type of production the Giants need from OBJ in order to continue winning.”
Pro Football Talk (No. 17) | LW: 22
“With Odell Beckham Jr., the good outweighs the bad. But the corny outweighs both.”
Pro Football Focus (No. 18)
SB Nation (No. 16) | LW: 18