The New York Giants ended their 2020 season on a high note, with a 23-19 win over the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. But a win by the Washington Football Team over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night ended the Giants’ season. New York finished with a 6-10 record.
Aggregating seven rankings from around the Internet, the Giants come out to an average ranking of No. 23 in the 32-team NFL at the conclusion of the 2020 season. This is the same ranking as last week when the Giants lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
Let’s check out what outlets around the league are saying about the Giants at the end of the season:
CBS Sports (Prisco): No. 22
I bet they can’t wait to play the Eagles next year after what happened Sunday night. Joe Judge had a solid first season as coach.
Yahoo! Sports: No. 22
These two things can both be true: The Giants can’t whine too much about missing the playoffs with a 6-10 record. And the Giants can still be frustrated that the Eagles seemingly went out of their way to lose, which goes against pretty much everything professional football is about. It doesn’t have to be one or the other.
NFL.com: No. 25
Giants fans can curse Doug Pederson from now until the Jersey Turnpike dissolves into the Earth, but perspective is important when talking about the playoff rights of a 6-10 team. There are big questions here: Should Dave Gettleman get another year as GM? Should Daniel Jones get another year as the team’s unquestioned QB1? First-year coach Joe Judge made the most of a roster that was crippled by Saquon Barkley’s season-ending knee injury in Week 2, and New York’s defense played at a high level for stretches. Barkley’s return, paired with necessary upgrades, could get Big Blue over the hump in the milquetoast NFC East in 2021.
Pro Football Talk: No. 24
Joe Judge should worry less about one Eagles loss and more about 10 of his own.
New York Post: No. 21
The Giants are ticked off at Eagles coach Doug Pederson for Sunday night’s tank-a-thon, but those double-digit leads Joe Judge’s team coughed up early in the season certainly came back to haunt them, too.
Chicago Tribune: No. 23
The Giants are furious over the way the Eagles handled their Week 17 game against Washington, pulling Jalen Hurts late to insert Nate Sudfeld at quarterback. Be angry with a 6-10 record too.
Sports Illustrated: No. 22
The Giants have their gripes about how the NFC East race finished, but a different outcome Sunday night wouldn’t change the fact that our voters don’t have any teams from that division in the top 20.