Saturday, January 1, 2022

New York Giants Week 17 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 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: 29.6 (29th)
  • Best ranking: 27 (USA Today)
  • Worst ranking: 31 (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 17 roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 29

Non-QB MVP: K Graham Gano

Man, it is bad when your kicker is the only real option for team MVP. But it's reality, as Gano has accounted for 40% of the team's points this season and has made 88% of his field goal attempts. This includes 7 of 10 kicks from 50-plus yards. Safety Logan Ryan was an option, but he missed two games after testing positive for COVID-19, and defensive end Leonard Williams (5.5 sacks) has been too inconsistent. -- Jordan Raanan -- Rank: 31

The Giants have reached the stage of a bad season when hope ceases to exist. Losing becomes inevitable -- simply avoiding embarrassment becomes the primary goal. A sleepy Eagles team allowed New York to hang around for two quarters on Sunday, but Philly pulled away with ease to tag Big Blue with its fourth consecutive loss. Jake Fromm's NFL starting debut went so poorly -- 6-of-17 passing for 25 yards and an interception -- that Joe Judge felt compelled to pull the second-year pro in favor of Mike Glennon in the third quarter. There has been entirely too much Mike Glennon on tri-state area televisions this year.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 30

No matter who plays quarterback, this offense is dreadful. It sounds like Joe Judge is coming back, though.

USA Today -- Rank: 27

Truly a commercial tragedy that a Jake from State Fromm ad campaign will apparently not come to fruition. (Yes, credit for this quip goes to a friend of the program.)

The Athletic -- Rank: 31

Is he The Guy? Maybe. The Giants have until early May to decide if they want to execute Daniel Jones' fifth-year option and commit to him beyond 2022. If Dave Gettleman isn't retained after this season, the new Giants general manager will have a lot to consider. Jones was a slightly more accurate quarterback in Year 3 and he cut down on his turnovers before suffering a season-ending neck injury in late November. Jones also played behind a shaky offensive line while running back Saquon Barkley dealt with injuries for much of the past two seasons.

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