NFC East Power Rankings following NY Giants’ blowout loss to LA Rams

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Sunday’s NY Giants loss to the Los Angeles Rams may be the nadir of the past several seasons, and could put the NFC East race out of reach 

Oh boy. The NY Giants outdid themselves this time.

Futility has been the overarching story of the season thus far outside of a surprising win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 4.

It descended down to a new level this past Sunday at Metlife Stadium.

Ceding 28 points in the second quarter to the Los Angeles Rams after taking a 3-0 lead in the first frame, the Giants sent many fans home at halftime with their inability to stop Matthew Stafford (263 all-purpose yards, three passing touchdowns) and the inability of Daniel Jones to find his own receivers’ hands (29/51 completions, three interceptions).

It was an ugly 38-11 loss that now has the Giants’ season on life support already being four games out of first place in the NFC East–likely the only postseason slot for a team from that division–just six weeks into the season.

How does this division stack up a third of the way into the 2021 season?

GMENHQ is here to rank the NFC East every week, including where the NY Giants stand, beginning with a post-Week 6 Power Rankings:

NFC East’s #1 team: Dallas Cowboys

Well, not much has changed at the top from last week, except the Dallas Cowboys strengthening their stranglehold on the 2021 NFC East crown.

The ‘Boys beat Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in an overtime affair that saw them catch a huge break on a missed third down facemask call on NE WR Nelson Agholor by Dallas CB Anthony Brown during the Patriots’ only overtime drive.

After years of bad breaks, it appears that everything is going right for Jerry Jones’ franchise in 2021. Of course, who knows if we’ll be saying the same come the postseason given Dallas’ inability to shake off postseason yips in the new millennium.