The New York Giants lost to an injury-riddled San Francisco team, 36-9, in Week 3 to drop to 0-3 on the season in sloppy, embarrassing fashion Sunday.
Aggregating seven rankings from around the Internet, the Giants come out to an average ranking of No. 31 in the 32-team NFL. Last week, the Giants fell to No. 29 in the league. They were ranked No. 28 the week before and No. 27 heading into the season.
In one poll, the Giants were ranked even lower than the Jets so we will get that one out of the way first. Let’s check out what outlets around the league are saying about the Giants heading into Week 4 of the season:
USA Today: No. 32
They were even more miserable against San Francisco’s backup JV in Week 3, which already has locals opining about QB Daniel Jones’ outlook.
CBS Sports (Prisco): No. 31
This is going to be a tough first season for coach Joe Judge. Maybe they needed more training-camp sprints.
ESPN: No. 31
Barkley’s knee gave out while he was being tackled in Week 2. Instead of getting the ball a ton and playing in an offense that was built around him, he’s now out for the season. The Giants are without their best player and their offense is a mess, which makes my prediction that this would finally be tight end Evan Engram’s big year another bad miss.
Sports Illustrated: No. 31
The focus has quickly turned to “does this roster have enough talent,” with a spotlight on GM Dave Gettleman, but it’s in everyone’s best interests in East Rutherford if they can get to a point by the end of the season where they have some confidence that Daniel Jones should continue to be their starting quarterback.
New York Post: No. 31
Does anyone think either of the local teams will win more games at MetLife Stadium than the 49ers already have (two) this season? Daniel Jones and the Giants’ offense didn’t take a single snap inside the red zone against a team missing practically half of its starting lineup. This is a far bigger problem than Saquon Barkley’s absence. Next: Sunday at LA Rams.
Sporting News: No. 31
Start spreading the news. Neither New York team has won a game, and both had their hearts taken out by San Francisco. Joe Judge has some talent, but he isn’t getting near-enough execution to make up for major injuries to Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard.
NBC Sports: No. 31
Getting dismantled by what was essentially the 49ers practice squad shows how far the Giants have fallen.