Friday, September 15, 2023

New York Giants Week 2 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 2 roundup for the New York Giants in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 25

Best debut performance: CB Deonte Banks
Week 1 stats: Tackle, 2 targets, 2 passes defensed

The No. 24 overall pick played really well before his debut was cut short because of cramps. In 13 coverage snaps, he was targeted twice for no completions with two passes defended, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. Now, not much else went right for the Giants, but at least their top pick had a promising performance. Banks left late in the first half after one of those passes defended but was expected to return. It just didn't happen, perhaps in part because of the lopsided score. -- Jordan Raanan -- Rank: 28

The Giants had the most disheartening Week 1 performance. At the center of the struggles in the 40-zip home loss to Dallas: the team's past two first-round picks, its $40 million quarterback and the franchise-tagged running back. The Cowboys' pick-six off Saquon Barkley's hands really set the tone for a dismal night. Daniel Jones was sacked seven times and didn't complete a pass longer than 9 yards until Dallas was up 26-0. This year's first-rounder, CB Deonte Banks, left the game with cramps, and one of last year's first-rounders, Evan Neal, was worked over in pass pro. If you're a Giants fan, maybe you take solace in the fact that the 2022 Vikings lost 40-3 to the Cowboys at home last season before finishing 13-4. Or maybe you start worrying about four of the Giants' next five games being on the road.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 22

They looked terrible in getting blown out by the Cowboys. The offensive line was overmatched all night long, which is a concern.

USA Today -- Rank: 28

In case you're keeping track — we are — they've lost their last two games, both to NFC East foes, by a combined score of 78-7.

The Athletic -- Rank: 32

Fire everybody.

FOX -- Rank: 21

Do I actually think the Giants are the sixth-worst team in the league? No. But I ask you: where should I put them after that performance? Getting power bombed, 40-0, on your own field after an offseason of hype is about as putrid a performance as you can turn in. It's hard to know whether to feel worse about Daniel Jones or his offensive line.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 24

Imagine being a Giants fan, feeling good all offseason after a playoff appearance and win, getting hyped up for a huge prime-time Week 1 showdown against the Cowboys, then sitting in the rain for ... that? Sometimes games just spiral out of control right away, and that's what the Giants better hope happened in Week 1.

PFT -- Rank: 14

It still counts as only one loss, as long as they can forget about it and move on.

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