What will two straight victories, including an albeit uninspiring one in London against the Los Angeles Rams, get you? Well, for the New York Giants not a thing — at least in terms of NFL Week 8 power rankings.
In our aggregated rankings, averaging the scores of the nine sites listed below, the Giants check in at NO. 16. That is exactly where they were last week.
SB Nation (No. 17) | LW: 16
Pro Football Focus (No. 16)
NFL.com (No. 16) | LW: 18
Much-needed win for an organization that took heavy criticism last week. On the field, the Giants' offense still feels out of sync. That said, we saw glimpses of what this defense can be. Granted, Case Keenum makes fans of the other team want to pull out a case of beers and laugh it up. Keenum gave Big Blue four balls, with Landon Collins taking one of them to the house in what was the pick-six of the year. Re: Keenum -- Eli Manning didn't play much better.
CBS Sports (No. 15) | LW: 15
At 4-3, they're in the thick of the division race. It wasn't pretty in London, but they'll take it.
ESPN (No. 18) | LW: 12
The Giants head into their bye 4-3, having won two straight after losing three straight after winning two straight. It has been a streaky season for first-year head coach Ben McAdoo and the G-Men, who are one of three teams with a winning record and a negative point differential this season.
USA Today (No. 17) | LW: 17
Given the way S Landon Collins moves in open field, maybe he should get some carries to spark the league's worst rushing attack.
Yahoo! Sports (No. 16) | LW: 16
The Giants’ team rushing totals the last four weeks: 78, 43, 38, 36. It shouldn’t be this difficult to put together a competent running game in today’s NFL.
FOX Sports (No. 13) | LW: 16
A victory over Case Keenum and the Rams isn’t exactly a commanding win, but it adds to their total in the ‘W’ column, nonetheless. The defense finally forced turnovers – four to be exact – which greatly helped the offense with good field position and even a defensive score. Now they just need to keep that up for the remainder of the year.
Washington Post (No. 18) | LW: 18
The off-field issues involving kicker Josh Brown clearly are significant. But the Giants have managed to improve their situation on the field with two straight victories on the heels of a three-game losing streak.