The New York Giants fell to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, 30-10, to drop the Giants to 2-11 on the season. With the NFL Power Rankings coming out on various platforms this morning, let’s see where the Giants fall.
We went through several different site’s power rankings and the Giants came out at No. 31 when you aggregate the various lists. Here is an aggregation of all of the rankings and the explanations.
SB Nation (No. 31)
Yahoo (No. 31)
Why was Steve Spagnuolo so conservative? He punted twice in Cowboys territory (fourth-and-3 at the Dallas 37 and a fourth-and-5 at the Cowboys’ 46 trailing by a touchdown with less than five minutes left — and also on fourth-and-2 at their own 45, a fourth-and-2 at their own 48 and a fourth-and-5 at their 45). What does an interim coach for a 2-11 team have to lose? Playing to not lose with an awful team isn’t going to blow away any future employers.
Bleacher Report/Simms (No. 31)
The New York Giants played tough against the Dallas Cowboys, at least for a while. They had some early success running and controlled the game with some dink-and-dunk passing, but the bottom fell out in the fourth quarter.
The Giants have such a hard time creating big plays on offense. The fact Eli Manning completed 31 passes for only 228 yards is proof of that. All New York could muster against an average Dallas defense was 10 points.
The Giants aren't good, and they aren't going to win games when they lose the turnover battle. It's rebuilding time in New York, and with Manning, we may be nearing the end of an era.
USA Today (TBD)
Defense has obviously underachieved. But did you know it ranks last in NFL after giving up 400-plus yards in seven of last 10 outings?
ESPN (No. 31)
2017 record: 2-11
Week 14 ranking: No. 31
The Giants have had some issues, but the good news is that some other pass-catchers are getting work with Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall out. Sterling Shepard has caught 73 percent of his targets, and rookie tight end Evan Engram is just the fourth Giants rookie to catch at least 50 passes in a season.
Washington Post (No. 31)
A dreary season keeps getting drearier. But the guess here is that Steve Spagnuolo, the team’s interim coach, won’t consider benching QB Eli Manning this week.
NJ.com (No. 31)
Now that the Eli Manning story has come and gone, the Giants are just another awful team playing out the stretch. Will we see Davis Webb take over at some point at quarterback?