Aggregating seven rankings from around the Internet, the Giants come out to an average ranking of No. 28 in the 32-team NFL entering Week 10. They moved up one ranking from last week.
With a 2-7 record, the Giants are tied for third place in the NFC East but the division is still largely up for grabs. A win over the 3-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium Sunday could catapult them into a tie for first place.
Let’s check out what outlets around the league are saying about the Giants heading into Week 10 of the season:
USA Today: No. 28
If only QB Daniel Jones got to face the Football Team every week. He’s 4-0 against Washington ... and 1-16 against the rest of the league.
CBS Sports (Prisco): No. 29
They are in the thick of the division race. Can you believe that’s true? They are playing hard every week with a big game against the Eagles this week.
The Washington Post: No. 26
If only they could play the Washington Football Team every week, the Giants would be thriving. Alas, the NFL schedule-makers are unlikely to comply.
Sports Illustrated: No. 27
The Giants are alive in the NFC East! We have three NFC East teams in the bottom six, but rank the Giants as the best one. Unfortunately for them, they’ll have to beat somebody besides Washington.
ESPN: No. 28
There is no doubt the Giants are better after nine weeks than they were at the start of the season. The Giants need to continue trending in that direction. It would be a good sign for the program and culture Joe Judge is trying to build. That’s the goal considering the reality that the Giants don’t have enough talent to win games consistently. Not yet at least.
NFL.com: No. 29
Facing a great hardship at home, Logan Ryan delivered for the Giants on the road in a 23-20 win over Washington. Ryan finished the victory with six tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and two passes defended. The interception came in the final two minutes, clinching a New York win that nearly slipped away despite the Giants building a 20-3 halftime lead. Daniel Jones improved to 4-0 against Washington in his career — he’s 1-16 against all other teams. Speaking of ugly records, the Giants are 2-7, but they’ll be just one win out of first place in the NFC East if they can find a way to beat the Eagles on Sunday. True story.
Sporting News: No. 30
The Giants finally finished a close game because of defense and turnover-free offense. Joe Judge needed that one in Washington.