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NFL power rankings 2019, Week 15: Giants drop to No. 31 after loss to Eagles

Here are this week’s power rankings

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NFL: DEC 09 Giants at Eagles Photo by Nicole Fridling/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A 23-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football dropped the New York Giants to 2-11 on the season. The Giants losing streak has now extended to a franchise-long streak of nine games. Quarterback Eli Manning put up strong numbers in the first half of Monday’s game, and finished with 15 completions in 30 attempts for 203 yards and two touchdowns. But his effort was not enough as the Eagles scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to earn the win. Combine the seven rankings we have listed below, and the Giants sit at No. 31 in our aggregated rankings.

USA Today - No. 31

Eli Manning’s career record fell to 116-117 after valiant effort Monday. Here’s hoping he wins next two.

Yahoo! Sports - No. 31

Everyone was rooting for Eli Manning to pull off a game-winning drive at the end of Monday night’s game right? Even though it didn’t happen, it was still fun to see Manning giving us a few more fun moments.

Sporting News - No. 31

The Giants have lost nine consecutive games, and now it’s down to Eli Manning to get them a win and help save Pat Shurmur’s job. They need to at least compete hard against the Dolphins with all their veteran offensive talent back.

CBS Sports (Prisco) - No. 31

Eli Manning gave them some life against the Eagles. The good news is they didn’t win for draft reasons.

ESPN - No. 31

The Big Lead - No. 31

Well, that was fun for a half. Then the Giants went back to being the Giants. Eli’s return isn’t changing the makeup of this team. - No. 31

If only the game would have ended after two quarters. A lightning strike. A violent hail storm. A rogue cat ... this time rabid as hell. In that case, Eli Manning would have had a storybook ending to his Giants career ... or as close to storybook as the Giants can get at this juncture. Manning and Darius Slayton torched Ronald Darby for two touchdowns and Big Blue skipped into the tunnel with a 17-3 lead after two quarters. But all semblance of an offensive attack disappeared after halftime. Manning threw for just 24 yards in the second half, Saquon Barkley was again stuck in neutral, and the Giants couldn’t make a big play on defense to thwart an Eagles rally that felt preordained by the overtime coin toss. The Giants have now tied a franchise record with nine consecutive losses. This one stung.