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New York Giants Power Rankings Roundup: Giants Plummeting, No One Surprised

November 16th, 2012 at 4:00 PM
By Simon Garron-Caine

"We can't believe the New York Giants are being ranked outside the top ten in NFL Power Rankings just two measly weeks after being in the top three," said no one anywhere this week. Eli Manning is struggling, every defensive lineman from Chris Canty to Jason Pierre-Paul has disappeared, and Big Blue has lost two in a row.

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And, here we are, doing the one of the least fun things to do when your team is doing poorly: looking at the Power Rankings. Sigh, okay, let's get this over with!

ESPN.com
This week's rank: 10
Last week's rank: 5
Their comment: The Bye comes at a perfect time for the reeling defending champs, who look like they need a reboot.
Our comment: Amen, Dan Graziano. Amen.

CBSsports.com
This week's rank: 12
Last week's rank: 9
Their comment: What the heck is wrong with that offense? Eli Manning has to get it going — soon. The Bye is important.
Our comment: Or is it kind of sad that the best thing we have going for us is a week off?

Profootballtalk.com
This week's rank: 11
Last week's rank: 6
Their comment: Eli Manning doesn't have a tired arm; his arm is in a coma.
Our comment: Well yeah, there's that, and that the offensive line is falling apart, the running game is absent, the receivers aren't getting open. Oh and the defense isn't helping much either.

FOXsports.com
This week's rank: 14
Last week's rank: 9
Their comment: Whatever the reason, Tom Coughlin and the Giants struggle in November. They are 13-21 and have now lost five in a row in the month. They still control their destiny in the NFC East, but the gap is closing quickly.
Our comment: Billick has us ranked lowest out of anyone, nearly at the midpoint of the league. It really illustrates how poorly we've been playing that we've gone from top-two to middle-of-the-pack in two weeks. Yikes.

The Giants won't get a real chance to make a statement to the Power Rankers until they get back on the field against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football a few days after Thanksgiving.

Oh, gee. What a good opponent to get back into the swing of things against. Aaron Rodgers vs. our secondary…Clay Matthews vs. David Diehl…oy.

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Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Chris Canty, Clay Matthews, Eli Manning, Football, Green Bay, Green Bay Packers, Jason Pierre-Paul, New York, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL, Power Rankings, Profootballtalk.com, Tom Coughlin

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9 Responses to “New York Giants Power Rankings Roundup: Giants Plummeting, No One Surprised”

  1.  demo3356 says:

    This is good this team only plays well when doubted or feeling disrespected.. I’m hoping Green Bay does a lot of talking about redemption next week leading into our game with them. That should wake the boys up

  2.  kinsho says:

    We’ll win against Green Bay. Not sure why I feel that consider David Diehl will be responsible for manhandling Clay Matthews, but I feel that way.

    This is one of those games where the opposing team has the momentum here. And that’s when the Giants tend to break out and do well.

    One positive I heard on the radio today is that the Giants will have projects over the bye week to improve at certain aspects where they’re playing poorly. One of their major projects is to examine footage of teams with the most red-zone TDs in the league to see what they’re doing right. Almost popped a **** when I heard this. The Giants are atrocious at finishing drives in the red zones. We need to fix our red zone issues in the worst way possible if we hope to make it back to the Promised Land.

  3.  Begiant says:

    demo3356 says:
    November 16, 2012 at 5:17 PM
    Where exactly did he play well last year? Are you referring to his stupendous play in Oakland that led the to trading 2 #1 picks for Carson Palmer? Campbell blows bro.. He is hot garbage
    —————-

    They only made that trade because Campbell went on IR

    Campbell has never had consistency with coaches…Good talent who never had a real chance to succeed.

    •  Begiant says:

      Campbell went 8-8 in oakland his first year and had a good season…only to have the head coach fired and a new offensive coordinator…story of his career

  4.  GeezUp says:

    Is it December yet?!?

  5.  Krow says:

    Hate bye weeks.

  6.  kujo says:

    I go to work and you sissies debate whether or not Jason Campbell sucks hot garbage?

    •  Begiant says:

      I came late and felt the need to defend him

      •  demo3356 says:

        LOL!!! I’ll tell you like I told Goat.. Jason Campbell is, alwys was and always will be a complete and total stiff.. He will get clowned in San Fran no matter who the 49ers trot out at QB..

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