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NFL power rankings, Week 13: New York Giants hold steady at No. 7

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Big Blue remains on verge of top five

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The New York Giants remain No. 7 overall in our aggregated 2016 NFL power rankings for Week 13. That is the same spot they were in a week ago.

To find our aggregated ranking, we take 10 rankings and average them. The rankings we used this week are listed below.

NFL.com (No. 5) | LW: 5

For all the firepower on that Giants offense (including a top-three wideout in Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning and his two Super Bowl rings, Victor Cruz and a rookie in Sterling Shepard who is already one of the better slot receivers in the NFL), they just can't explode. Manning and Co. still haven't topped 30 points in any game this season. In fact, the offense got a big boost from the defense against the Browns on Sunday: Jason Pierre-Paul provided some instant O with his fumble recovery for a touchdown in the second half. That's the group that should be making out with kicking nets and providing pregame theatrics. Steve Spagnuolo's unit has allowed a paltry 19.4 points per game.

CBS Sports (No. 4) | LW: 6

At 8-3, barring a catastrophe, they should be a playoff team. They face a tough test this week at Pittsburgh.

Yahoo! Sports (No. 10) |LW: 10

The Giants only have one game remaining against a team that is under .500, and that’s a road game against the 5-6 Eagles. We’ll see how good they are.

Washington Post (No. 4) | LW: 6

It wasn’t always easy against the Browns, a week after it was more difficult than necessary against the Bears. No matter. The Giants are winning and staying within striking distance of the Cowboys in the NFC East, with a December home game against Dallas still on the remaining schedule.

Bleacher Report/Simms (No. 5) | LW: NA

Frustrated by New York's offense? Join the club.

A team that features so many weapons shouldn't struggle to score against a talent-poor Browns club. Eli Manning didn't look sharp.

Here's where I credit Big Blue, though. It did everything in its power to get Odell Beckham Jr. the football—even on punt returns—because it knew it had a talent/speed advantage. And with that advantage came a kind of confidence not to force throws or go hurry-up.

It spilled over to the defensive side. Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon played with swagger against an undermanned Browns front. JPP broke the game open with an interception return and was generally all over Josh McCown. That's a Giants kind of game.

FOX Sports (No. 5) |LW: 7

Somehow, the New York Football Giants are 8-3 despite seven of their wins coming by one score. It took a pick-six by Jason Pierre-Paul to break open the game against the Browns, which was much closer than it should have been. Eli Manning and the offense need to be more consistent, and the offensive line has to do a better job of protecting him in the pocket. The Giants are good, but they need a signature win.

ESPN (No. 10) | LW: 6

According to Elias Sports Bureau research, the Giants have played the fourth-easiest schedule so far this season, so that six-game win streak (which featured wins against the Rams, Bears and Browns) might need to be taken with a grain of salt. The Steelers should provide a tougher test this weekend.

Pro Football Focus (No. 9) | LW: NA

USA Today (No. 8) | LW: 10

SB Nation (No. 5) | LW: 5