A 31-26 loss to the Detroit Lions this past weeks drops the New York Giants to 2-6 on the season. Quarterback Daniel Jones’ performance explains the slight jump from last week though as the Giants move one spot up from No. 27 to No. 26 in the Week 9 NFL Power Rankings. Jones finished last Sunday’s game with four touchdowns for 322 yards and no interceptions. Combine the seven rankings we have listed below, and the Giants sit at No. 26 in our aggregated rankings.
USA Today - No. 26
Daniel Jones has generated 13 of team’s league-high 19 turnovers. Eli Manning’s rookie year one of two when he didn’t have at least 13 TOs.
Yahoo! Sports - No. 26
The Leonard Williams trade is another that’s hard to grasp from a big-picture standpoint. Williams’ contract is done after the season. The Giants could have just signed him then and not given up picks. It’s hard to justify moving a third- and fifth-round pick just to have an exclusive negotiating window with Williams. Though the Giants can recoup a compensatory pick if Williams signs elsewhere. We’ll see what comes next with Williams and the Giants.
Sporting News - No. 26
The Giants get a mild bump despite a loss because of how Daniel Jones handled himself in his best performance yet. Look for this offense to keep getting better with more weapons around the rookie QB coming together, led by two youngsters, second-year back Saquon Barkley and rookie wideout Darius Slayton.
CBS Sports (Prisco) - No. 26
They got a nice bounce-back game from Daniel Jones against the Lions. Even after an early turnover for a score, he responded. That’s a good thing.
ESPN- No. 27
The Big Lead - No. 25
Hanging with the Lions isn’t a huge accomplishment by any means, but Daniel Jones making big-boy throws is all you want to see this year if you’re the Giants. Saquon Barkley getting back to his usual self is fun, too..
Bleacher Report - No. 27
Remember when Daniel Jones won his first two games and the Big Apple went completely bonkers over the youngster? Seems like eons ago. Since that two-game honeymoon, things have gone downhill for Jones and the Giants fast, as they’ve lost four games in a row. Of course, Jones can’t be blamed for the latest setback—not after chucking four touchdown passes against the Lions. As Pat Leonard reported for the New York Daily News, the latest loss left safety Jabrill Peppers more than a little salty. ”We need to hold everybody accountable, from a man to a man,” Peppers said. “We have great game plans week in and week out; we’ve just got to execute them, myself included. We’re tired of this feeling. We’re better than what we’re putting on tape. We’re better than the results.” We’ll see if the players-only meeting called by the Giants makes a difference on Monday night in Dallas against the rival Cowboys.