Saturday, September 30, 2023

New York Giants Week 4 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 4 roundup for the New York Giants in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 23

Biggest issue on offense: Offensive line

So much to pick from but it starts with the always-changing offensive line, which is yielding pressure on 39.4% of Daniel Jones' dropbacks. It's hard for the Giants and Jones to produce consistent offense if they're using extra bodies to pass protect and still allowing pressure. This isn't to say that Jones has played well -- he didn't against San Francisco, completing 22 of 32 passes for 137 yards and an interception. It's also impossible not to factor in the absence of left tackle Andrew Thomas (hamstring) and running back Saquon Barkley (ankle). They are the two best players on this offense. -- Jordan Raanan -- Rank: 29

With two humbling losses sandwiching a miraculous comeback win, the Giants require some soul-searching ahead of more tough games. The road back to the playoffs was always going to be rumbly, but I can't imagine the G-Men went into the season thinking it would be quite this laborious. The Giants have been making it tougher on themselves with poor tackling and a -5 turnover differential. It looked like multiple Giants missed tackles last Thursday, and they have yet to force a turnover this season. That won't play against lesser teams, much less against a dangerous 49ers squad. The offensive issues are pretty stark, but the defensive inefficiency is nearly as disturbing.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 25

That showing against the 49ers on the road was terrible. The offensive line is a disaster with injuries and poor play.

USA Today -- Rank: 26

Going back to last season's playoffs, they've trailed by double digits at halftime in four straight games, the combined score at intermission in that stretch 91-6 in favor of New York's opponents. Yes, they've faced Philadelphia, Dallas and San Francisco in that stretch ... though that's another way of saying the Giants are no better than NFL welterweights.

The Athletic -- Rank: 26

QB confidence rating: 5

The Giants are paying $40 million per year for this. Daniel Jones threw the ball 32 times and had 137 passing yards Sunday. That's 4.3 yards per attempt. For the season, he's 29th in the league at 5.8 yards per attempt. His 107 rushing yards don't make up for that.

FOX -- Rank: 28

The Giants were on the road, on a short week against one of the best teams in the league with several starters missing from the lineup. They were supposed to lose in San Francisco. But it doesn't change the fact that this team has looked largely uncompetitive.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 26

The Giants' next three games are against the Seahawks, at the Dolphins and at the Bills. If the Giants can't beat Seattle this weekend, this could turn into 1-5 in a hurry. And the one win was a miraculous comeback against the Cardinals.

PFT -- Rank: 26

Last year is officially over.

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