Saturday, November 27, 2021

New York Giants Week 12 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: 26.6 (27th)
  • Best ranking: 25 (
  • Worst ranking: 28 (The Athletic)

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 26

Most memorable Thanksgiving game: LT leads Giants past Lions on Nov. 25, 1982

There are not many games to choose from here. The Giants have played only four Thanksgiving Day games in the modern era. This is their only win. It was capped by a legendary Lawrence Taylor moment. He had 92-yard interception return for a touchdown despite sitting out the start of the game during this strike-shortened season. It was the only touchdown of the game and gave the Giants their first win that year. -- Jordan Raanan -- Rank: 25

The Giants finally got most of their playmakers back on the field at the same time on Monday night, but the same issues continued to plague the Jason Garrett-run offense in a 30-10 loss to the Bucs. New York moved the ball well at times, but repeatedly faltered in critical situations. When New York needed to make some plays to get back into the game in the second half, Daniel Jones threw a pair of interceptions to remove any semblance of tension from the affair. A prime-time road matchup against the defending champs is a tall order for any team, but the Giants desperately needed a performance that would jump-start their season. Didn't happen.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 27

The offensive line is so bad that it just bleeds over to the entire offense. That's been a problem for this team for a long time.

USA Today -- Rank: 27

Just a shame what's befallen RB Saquon Barkley, easy as it was to miss his 12 mostly irrelevant touches as he returned to action Monday night.

The Athletic -- Rank: 28

Best side dish: The Giants had a national stage Monday night to show progress and bank on improvement with Saquon Barkley back. Instead, their only touchdown came on a possession that started inside the red zone and Barkley finished with 25 rushing yards. He's probably still their best player, but there are a lot of hard questions facing the Giants right now, especially after they fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett on Tuesday.

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