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: 30.8 (31st)
- Best ranking: 30th (The Athletic)
- Worst ranking: 31st (Multiple)
Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 30
The good news is they scored 34 points in their loss to the Cowboys, which is more than twice the amount they scored in any of their first four games. The bad news is they had two touchdowns called back for penalties, and there's no evidence of Jason Garrett helping Daniel Jones' development. Jones' expected completion percentage against Dallas was just 53.3 percent -- the lowest of any Week 5 starter. On the season, 20.9 percent of his attempts have been into tight windows -- the third highest rate of any starter. In other words, he's being asked to make a lot of difficult throws. The Giants have been competitive in four of five games but are 0-5 in Joe Judge's first season.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 31
They came close against the Cowboys, but they still can't win a game. There are signs of progress, which is a good thing. Can they get their first victory against Washington this week?
USA Today -- Rank: 31
They're very excited about start for K Graham Gano, the first NYG player with three 50+ yard field goals in one game during Super Bowl era. Glad you guys can see the glass is 3.1% full.
ESPN -- Rank: 31
Biggest weakness: Scoring touchdowns
The Giants have six touchdowns through five games, with one coming from the defense. That means the Giants' offense is averaging exactly one touchdown per game, and its lack of truly explosive playmakers is glaring with Saquon Barkley out for the season and Sterling Shepard dealing with turf toe. It's not as if the Giants are moving the ball flawlessly and just failing to reach the end zone, either. Their 4.66 yards per play is 29th in the NFL. -- Jordan Raanan
NFL.com -- Rank: 31
Bad teams find a way. The Giants did it again on Sunday against the Cowboys, who lost Dak Prescott to a season-ending ankle injury and still managed to secure a 37-34 win. The Giants coughed up an early 14-point lead, had two touchdowns taken off the board by penalties, let Andy Dalton march Dallas to the winning field goal and watched another Daniel Jones fumble turn into a touchdown in their fifth straight loss to open the season. Jones is up to 31 turnovers in 18 games, and it's becoming increasingly clear he'll need to lift his play to a much higher level in the season's final 11 weeks to ensure he remains a part of this franchise's future. Change is coming for Big Blue.
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