2020 NFL Power Rankings: New York Giants
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the New York Giants rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 29.8 (T-29th)
- Best ranking: 29th (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 31st (ESPN)
Below you will find a Week 7 roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 30
They tried to give their game away to the Washington Football Team, but Ron Rivera's group didn't want it. In the second quarter, the Giants kicked a field goal from the Washington 2. In the third, they faced a fourth-and-2 from the Washington 38. The Giants tried to draw Washington offsides, but the offense didn't get to the line of scrimmage until there were about six seconds on the play clock. They ended up taking a delay of game penalty before punting. And later, Daniel Jones threw an interception from the Washington 7. Having said that, the Giants will be half-a-game out of first place in the NFC East with a win at Philadelphia Thursday night. The 2020 NFC East, everybody!
CBS Sports -- Rank: 29
Coach Joe Judge got his first victory last week against Washington, which takes off some of the pressure. The defense made some big plays.
USA Today -- Rank: 30
Though they're (arguably) the most talented team in -- OK, near -- New York City, G-Men are outgunned pretty much ever week. But congrats to rookie coach Joe Judge and his troops, who unfailingly compete and saw their effort pay off Sunday.
ESPN -- Rank: 31
Most impactful injury: RB Saquon Barkley
The Giants built their offense around Barkley and had him available for five quarters. His knee injury has put a new coaching staff in a tough spot. The Giants had to sign Devonta Freeman off the street, and he is now their primary back. But he's not Barkley, who topped 2,000 total yards as a rookie before injuries ruined these past two seasons. The star running back was the only player on the Giants' roster who would keep opposing defensive coordinators up at night. Now, the offense is limited, which is why the Giants are 31st in offensive efficiency (26.4%). -- Jordan Raanan
NFL.com -- Rank: 29
The Giants finally have a win, because they found ways to make plays in money time. Late in the fourth quarter, Kyler Fackrell sacked Washington quarterback Kyle Allen, and rookie Tae Crowder (Mr. Irrelevant 2020!) scooped up the loose ball and returned it 43 yards for a score to give the Giants the lead. When Ron Rivera got frisky and went for a game-winning 2-point conversion instead of a PAT in the final minute, the New York defense bowed up and forced Allen into a game-sealing incompletion. It's not a particularly helpful win for Giants fans in "Tank For Trevor" mode, but forget that. This is a team with a new head coach in Joe Judge and a still-green QB in Daniel Jones. Patience, salty grasshoppers of the Meadowlands.
Previous update: New York Giants Week 6 NFL Power Rankings Roundup
More New York Giants pages:
More of our content: