NFL power rankings for Week 9 find the New York Giants reaching their highest mark mark since they were No. 11 after Week 2. Using our aggregated rankings, averaging the placements of the nine sites below, the 4-3 Giants sit at No. 15. That is one spot higher than they were a week ago.
SB Nation (No. 16) | LW: 17
Pro Football Focus (No. 16)
NFL.com (No. 17) | LW: 16
Off week following the London trip. You know what's worse than being a tired football team returning all the way across the Atlantic? Being a tired football team returning all the way across the Atlantic after a loss. Fortunately for the Giants, that's not the case. With all the discussion about the bad offense early, the defense not living up to the collective salary-cap hit of all those offseason signings and Odell Beckham Jr.'s slow start ... does anyone realize New York is 4-3?
Yahoo! Sports (No. 13) | LW: 16
Washington Post (No. 14) | LW: 18
The Giants return from their bye to play three straight home games. They don’t play on the road again until Nov. 27.
USA Today (No. 17) | LW: 17
They emerge from bye with three in a row in the Jersey swamps. If they're to emerge from the muck as a factor, they must start running ball.
Sporting News (No. 14) | LW: 17
What kind of Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. will we get out of the bye? Nobody really knows. They’re bound to be steadier, and their defense is much better overall than it was a season ago. It’s fair to say they’re sleeping Giants in what’s all of a sudden a complete NFC mess.
FOX Sports (No. 12) | LW: 13
After beating the Rams in London, the Giants got a week off to rest and recover from the long trip. They get the Eagles up next, which has big implications in the NFC East.
CBS Sports (No. 13) | LW: 15
At 4-3, they come out of their bye in the mix in the NFC East. And they really haven't looked all that great yet either.