"We can't believe the New York Giants are being ranked outside the top ten in NFL Power Rankings just two measly weeks after being in the top three," said no one anywhere this week. Eli Manning is struggling, every defensive lineman from Chris Canty to Jason Pierre-Paul has disappeared, and Big Blue has lost two in a row.
And, here we are, doing the one of the least fun things to do when your team is doing poorly: looking at the Power Rankings. Sigh, okay, let's get this over with!
This week's rank: 10
Last week's rank: 5
Their comment: The Bye comes at a perfect time for the reeling defending champs, who look like they need a reboot.
Our comment: Amen, Dan Graziano. Amen.
This week's rank: 12
Last week's rank: 9
Their comment: What the heck is wrong with that offense? Eli Manning has to get it going — soon. The Bye is important.
Our comment: Or is it kind of sad that the best thing we have going for us is a week off?
This week's rank: 11
Last week's rank: 6
Their comment: Eli Manning doesn't have a tired arm; his arm is in a coma.
Our comment: Well yeah, there's that, and that the offensive line is falling apart, the running game is absent, the receivers aren't getting open. Oh and the defense isn't helping much either.
This week's rank: 14
Last week's rank: 9
Their comment: Whatever the reason, Tom Coughlin and the Giants struggle in November. They are 13-21 and have now lost five in a row in the month. They still control their destiny in the NFC East, but the gap is closing quickly.
Our comment: Billick has us ranked lowest out of anyone, nearly at the midpoint of the league. It really illustrates how poorly we've been playing that we've gone from top-two to middle-of-the-pack in two weeks. Yikes.
The Giants won't get a real chance to make a statement to the Power Rankers until they get back on the field against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football a few days after Thanksgiving.
Oh, gee. What a good opponent to get back into the swing of things against. Aaron Rodgers vs. our secondary…Clay Matthews vs. David Diehl…oy.
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