Aggregating seven rankings from around the Internet, the Giants come out to an average ranking of No. 18 in the 32-team NFL entering Week 14. They jumped five spots from last week’s ranking of No. 23 and were ranked as high as No. 14 by one outlet.
With a win over the Seahawks, the Giants improved to 5-7 overall and currently sit at first place in the NFC East. They will return home next week to host the 6-6 Arizona Cardinals.
Let’s check out what outlets around the league are saying about the Giants heading into Week 14 of the season:
ESPN: No. 20
Jabrill Peppers has been playing the best football of his career in recent weeks. If he continues to play at this level over the final four games, it should lead to a big payday. The Giants will have money to spend, and using it on an ascending 25-year-old makes a ton of sense. Peppers is currently in the final year of his rookie deal and has the fifth-year option looming.
New York Post: No. 18
First-year head coach Joe Judge and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham continue to surprise with four straight wins following a 1-7 start — including Sunday’s stunner at Seattle with backup Colt McCoy at quarterback — to grab the top spot in the NFC East due to two wins over the WFT. Next: Sunday vs. Arizona
Pro Football Network: No. 19
As this season has gone on, it is obvious that New York is taking on the tough-minded physical persona of Joe Judge, their first-year head coach. New York won at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and Wayne Gallman ran for 135 yards. The Giants asked very little from Colt McCoy, who was filling in for Daniel Jones, as their defense continues to impress. New York is now 5-7 after winning their last four games.
Sporting News: No. 19
The Giants played some massive defense against the Seahawks to pull off a stunner with Colt McCoy and the running game carrying the day. Throw Joe Judge into the coach of the year conversation if the Giants stay hot and can win the NFC East.
NBC Sports: No. 19
In typical 2020 fashion, the NFC East’s first win over a team with a winning record comes with *checks notes* Colt McCoy beating Russell Wilson in Seattle. Sure, why not?
Bleacher Report: No. 14
For most of the 2020 season, the NFC East has been a four-team laughingstock of bad football. But a funny thing happened on the way to the laugh factory: The New York Giants started playing well. Spurred on by a strong defense, the Giants have now peeled off four straight wins to assume control of the division. And on Sunday in Seattle, the G-Men did something that no team in the division had all season long: beat a team with a winning record.
Yahoo! Sports: No. 18
New York’s win on Sunday was the best victory an NFC East team has had this season and it wasn’t really close ... until Monday night. The Giants’ defense shutting down of Russell Wilson might be enough to get New York into the playoffs. Regardless of the poor record, that’s a good result for Joe Judge’s first season as head coach.