For a while now, people have gotten used to seeing analysts and experts doubting Brian Daboll and the NY Giants. However, after all the offseason moves general Joe Schoen made, it's time for those same people to take this team seriously.
It looks like Pro Football Talk has taken notice of things, as they think it could turn out to be a special campaign for the guys in blue. This week, PFT dropped its new NFC rankings. In a pleasant surprise, they have the Giants at No. 5 on the list.
The Eagles, per PFT, remain the class of the NFC, checking in at No. 1. Behind them are the 49ers, Cowboys, Lions and Giants in the Top 5. Then, NY is followed by Minnesota, Seattle, Green Bay, New Orleans and Tampa Bay.
The Giants are hoping to get back to the playoffs for the second consecutive season
While we disagree wholeheartedly with Dallas being placed at No. 3, it is nice to see the G-Men ranked like this. Last campaign, the Giants were expected to win 4-5 games. Instead, they doubled that, going 9-7-1 on the year and earning a trip to the postseason.
No one has forgotten about the show Daniel Jones and Co. put on in Minnesota, taking down the No. 3 Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Round. Jones put up a historic showing, tossing for more than 300 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 78 hashes on the ground.
Looking ahead to the 2023 season, the expectations are high for this team. Schoen was a busy man in recent months bringing in new players. This includes Darren Waller, Jalin Hyatt, Parris Campbell, Bobby Okereke, John Michael Schmitz and more.
After winning nine games in '22, the Giants are hoping that the new faces in town will help them make even more noise this fall and winter. There's no question the G-Men will be a team to watch moving forward. This of course includes the Week 1 showdown vs. Dallas on Sunday Night Football.