Giants News: NY hits rock bottom with new rankings, Andrew Thomas may not be ready for SNF

Things just keep on getting worse for the Giants in 2023
New York Giants v Miami Dolphins
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Did anyone expect the NY Giants to be 1-4 at this point of the season? To be honest, the Giants are only a few plays away from being 0-5, as they needed a miracle comeback in Week 2 to take down the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale.

Following the 31-16 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, things have somehow reached a new low for this squad. ESPN is not taking the G-Men too seriously ahead of their Week 6 meeting with the Buffalo Bills im primetime either.

This week, ESPN's Bill Barnwell decided to rank the worst teams in the league. Unfortunately for all of you NY supporters out there, he has the Giants coming in dead last. That's right, Barnwell has the Giants at No. 32 on his list. Just brutal.

Giants ranked in dead last by ESPN is hard to argue thanks to the terrible start

"Outside of one half against a Cardinals team that just might be tanking on a personnel level this season, the Giants might be the worst offense in the history of the league through five games. After going without an offensive touchdown in Sunday's blowout loss to the Dolphins, putting what they have done into perspective is remarkable, especially given the hype they had in most places heading into the season. They've held a lead for a grand total of 19 seconds all season."

ESPN's Bill Barnwell

Reading that take from Barnwell almost has us ready to cry. The Giants entered the year with so much potential and the lone preseason series for Daniel Jones and the 1s on offense against the Panthers had people thinking NY would be electric on that side of the ball.

The opposite has been the case, though, as the Giants haven't even scored an offensive touchdown in the first half through five games. Give us a break. With the Bills on the way this weekend, it seems like a borderline lock that NY will fall to 1-5 on the year.

Will Andrew Thomas be healthy enough to play on Sunday night?

The offensive line needs Andrew Thomas back as soon as possible - yeah, we're stating the obvious. The All-Pro left tackle has missed the last four weeks and his absence has been felt with each snap that he's off the field. Jones has been counting on Joshua Ezeudu to protect his blindside, but Ezeudu was benched after the sack where Jones got injured in Miami.

It's unknown if Thomas will be able to play on Sunday night vs. Buffalo, but Brian Daboll made it seems like it's unlikely. The Giants could see Saquon Barkley return from his high-ankle sprain, but without Thomas in action, fans shouldn't get too excited about the running game - or the entire offense for that matter - getting into a rhythm.