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NFL power rankings 2017, Week 16: Giants move up, but only a little

Let’s see what NFL analysts think of the 2-12 Giants

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The New York Giants fell to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, 34-29, to drop the Giants to 2-12 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)

What got into their offense? They got 500 yards against a very good Eagles defense totally out of the blue. Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram played well, as did Roger Lewis, Tavarres King and rookie running back Wayne Gallman. Maybe there’s some momentum to be gained late in the season.

Bleacher Report/Simms (No. 30)

Last Week's Ranking: 31

This is what we thought we'd see from the New York Giants at the start of the year. The defense wasn't perfect against the Philadelphia Eagles, but it did make some big plays. It's a different unit with Olivier Vernon on the field rushing the passer opposite Jason Pierre-Paul.

New York was effective enough on offense too. Eli Manning had one of the best days of his season, and Sterling Shepard made some phenomenal plays after the catch.

It was there for the taking for the Giants. They just made too many key mistakes to pull off the upset against a talented Eagles team.

USA Today (No. 31)

Though rookie TE Evan Engram clearly wasn't a need pick, ousted GM Jerry Reese at least scored a good player who will be a building block.

ESPN (No. 30)

2017 record: 2-12

Week 15 ranking: No. 31

Brandon Marshall (6): Marshall had made the Pro Bowl with the Broncos, Dolphins, Bears and Jets. But if he wants to make it with the Giants, it will have to wait a year. Marshall had 154 yards and no touchdowns in six games before suffering a season-ending injury.

Washington Post (No. 31)

If Eli Manning needs to audition for other NFL teams, he gave a pretty good one Sunday by throwing for 434 yards and three TDs against the Eagles. (No. 31)

Eli Manning gave the Giants a reason to believe in his short-term future. Will a new front office value it over a long-term quarterback decision?