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NFL power rankings 2016, Week 5: Despite loss, Giants still No. 17 overall

Big Blue doesn’t move at all in this week’s aggregated rankings

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NFL: New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings
Victor Cruz reacts to a call Monday night.
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The New York Giants’ 24-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night left them at 2-2, dropping them into last place in the NFC East. It did not, however, affect their position in our aggregated Week 5 NFL power rankings.

Combining the scores of the nine reputable media sites below, the Giants end up at No. 17. That is exactly where they sat a week ago. This week’s high-water mark for the Giants is No. 12, from ESPN. Sagarin and both rank the Giants at No. 20, their lowest spot this week.

SB Nation — (No. 18) | LW: 13

Sagarin — (No. 20) | LW: 19

USA Today — (No. 17) | LW: 16

Odell Beckham producing nearly as many on-field outbursts as yards (23) in Monday night loss. He must focus for New York to factor.

Yahoo Sports — (No. 15) | LW: 14

Odell Beckham’s tantrums are a legitimate issue. But here’s what else is an issue: How do the Giants forget about a guy like that when they’re calling a game? It was shocking how little the team did to get him involved on Monday night. Bobby Rainey seemed to be a bigger part of the game plan. — (No. 20) | LW: 16

Why the Giants -- down 14 points with two minutes and change remaining -- were throwing none-yard outs and 5-yard crossers is anyone's guess. The offense seems out of sync and, frankly, has been that way most of the young season. At the center of the offensive dysfunction -- or distraction-- is Odell Beckham Jr. My editor has stated that I am too hard on him. Fair enough. I'm going to just leave this here: 23 yards.

FOX Sports — (No. 19) | LW: 15

The Giants spent $200 million on the defense this offseason, but all it’s gotten them is four sacks and one forced turnover. Both of those numbers are last in the league, and they struggled to limit a depleted Vikings offense. There’s reason for concern in New York.

ESPN — (No. 12) | LW: 15

Odell Beckham Jr. hasn't found the end zone since Dec. 20, 2015. That's five straight games played for Beckham without a touchdown, the longest streak of his career. In fact, prior to this stretch he had gone two games without a touchdown only once.

CBS Sports — (No. 15) | LW: 16

The injuries in the secondary showed up against the Vikings. Now they get Aaron Rodgers. Better hope guys get back.

Washington Post — (No. 16) | LW: 18

The 2-0 start has given way to losses to the Redskins and Vikings. It again was evident in Monday night’s defeat at Minnesota that the temper of WR Odell Beckham Jr. is making him a target for opponents. He’s a great player but he simply has to tone it down.

Last week’s aggregated rankings