The New York Giants beat the Brett Favre–less Minnesota Vikings easily on Monday night, running the ball well and playing great defense despite some special teams and passing game problems. The Giants have been right on the heels of the Philadelphia Eagles in most of the Power Rankings the last few weeks, but that's going to change one way or another next week.
Let's take a look at how the two relevant teams in the division stack up in the eyes of the national media heading into the likely division deciding game:
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As you can see, just about everyone has the Giants and Eagles neck to neck. CBSsports.com went out on a limb and dropped the Giants a whole two spots lower. Bleacher Report has the winner of next week's game likely to land safely inside the top–5.
We point out from time to time during these Roundups how unimportant these rankings are, and this is a perfect example of that with everyone already looking ahead to the matchup with the Eagles.
But for one week, these rankings seem indicative of the fact that the Giants and Eagles have yet to separate from one another. They have the same record, and despite some flaws have both shown enough to be unanimous top–8 teams.Bleacher Report, Brett Favre, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Fox Sports, Minnesota Vikings, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Power Rankings, Pro Football Talk, Washington Redskins
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