The 2-0 New York Giants, off to their best start since 2009, continue to move up in the 2016 NFL power rankings. A look around the Internet at available rankings as of mid-morning on Tuesday shows the Giants with a high ranking of No. 5 (CBS) and a low ranking of 16 (Sagarin).
Overall, when aggregated the seven rankings presented below put the Giants at No. 11 heading into Week 3 of the season.
SB Nation (No. 9) | LW: No. 14
NFL.com (No. 13) | LW: No. 15
What happened to Barnburner 2.0? Less than a year after the Giants and Saints tallied 13 offensive touchdowns in New Orleans, they combined for one Sunday at the Meadowlands. The key score came on special teams, courtesy of the Giants' most important free agency acquisition. On the subject of Janoris Jenkins, he and his secondary mates did a heckuva job on Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead, helping to hold the Saints' powerful offense to a paltry 3-for-13 on third down. Hey, Big Blue is 2-0.
CBS Sports (No. 5) | LW: No. 8
At 2-0, their defense is carrying them to the fast start. It's really an improved unit.
Yahoo! Sports (No. 11) | LW: Noo. 11
Odell Beckham has been reasonably quiet: 159 yards, no touchdowns, one catch longer than 17 yards. The fact that the Giants are 2-0 despite that should be a good sign going forward, because Beckham won't struggle for much longer.
FOX Sports (No. 11) | LW: No. 13
The Giants have been a pleasant surprise through two weeks, remaining undefeated after wins over the Cowboys and Saints. The defense was upgraded in the offseason and it has showed thus far, allowing just 32 points in two games. If this kind of play continues, the Giants will finish on top in the NFC East.
Sagarin (No. 16) | LW: No. 15
USA Today (No. 10) | LW: No. 18
They don't have a takeaway yet. But overall, their $200 million investment in the defense is paying some nice early dividends.