National Football Post has moved the Giants up one spot to number 10 in this week’s Power Rankings.
Perry Fewell’s defense forced six turnovers in the blowout win over the Redskins on Sunday.
There are quality teams ranked ahead of the Giants, including two of their final four opponents, the Eagles (7) and Packers (9). A lower ranking always plays at the egos of the Giants. They thrive as the underdogs with a chip on their collective shoulders, so all in all, this is a good place for the team.
The Giants Across the Board
Most sites bring up similar points on the playoff hopes of the Giants.
Fox Sports: 11
Next week’s game at home against the visiting Eagles could very well settle the NFC East race. But the biggest key for the Giants to make a playoff run will be the health of their offense going forward.
CBS Sports: 11
They are fighting through injuries and still are tied for the NFC East with the Eagles. They get them again at home next week.
NFL Mocks: 11
The Giants beat down their division rival Washington despite being banged up. When they get their stars back this team could be a real threat in the playoffs.
Of course, there are exceptions to every rule…
With their eighth win in nine games against the Redskins, the Giants are in perfect position . . . to collapse in December once again.
For my money, I will bet the majority rules here!
A few more rankings of relevant teams and my comments follow, via the National Football Post:
- Minnesota Vikings, 5-7 (18) – Early reports indicate that the Bionic Man, aka Brett Farve, expects to play on Sunday. Anyone else get the feeling that Brett is doing everything he can to ensure he has no choice but to stay retired at year’s end? If the injuries keep piling up, he will succeed.
- Philadelphia Eagles, 8-4 (7) – Still looking dangerous after a good win against the Texans Thursday night. The showdown at the Meadowlands in two weeks will be one for the ages.
- Washington Redskins, 5-7 (24) – They seem to decline every week, and losing their best defensive player in Albert Haynesworth cannot bode well. Or can it? Big team changes mid-season have boosted the Cowboys and Vikings, and we will know by week 17 if the same can be said for the ‘skins.
- Dallas Cowboys, 4-8 (15) – Expect Garrett and the Boys to be playoff spoilers in the final quarter of the season. Here’s hoping they start with the Eagles this Sunday. Any division loss for the Eagles is good news for the Giants!