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Giants move up in latest NFL Power Rankings

Posted Dec 13, 2016

Power Rankings are coming in from around the country following Week 14:


ESPN

NYG: 5
Movement: Up 9
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 5 Giants, No. 14 Redskins, No. 27 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Chiefs, No. 4 Raiders, No. 5 Giants
Comments: “The Giants are 9-4 but currently have a minus-5 turnover differential this season. It's not easy to win when you don't win the turnover battle, but the Giants have found a way. The Giants take on the Lions, a team with the fourth-fewest giveaways (10), on Sunday.” – ESPN Staff

USA TODAY

NYG: 5
Movement: Up 4
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 5 Giants, No. 11 Redskins, No. 26 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Chiefs, No. 4 Raiders, No. 5 Giants
Comments: “Their one-dimensional offense is just one flaw. But Eli Manning won two rings in years that offered much stronger competition elsewhere in league.” – USA TODAY Staff

NFL.COM

NYG: 8
Movement: Up 2
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 8 Giants, No. 10 Redskins, No. 26 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Chiefs, No. 4 Raiders, No. 5 Seahawks
Comments: “It's not often that the ol' free agency spending spree works out. We saw the Eagles' ‘Dream Team’ their way to .500. How about the 2000 Redskins? A playoff team in 1999, Washington added Bruce Smith, Deion Sanders, Jeff George, Mark Carrier and Andre Reed ... and finished third in the division and missed the postseason. Well, these Giants are bucking the trend, as their defensive overhaul has worked out swimmingly. Olivier Vernon wasn't getting sacks early on, but he has pressured the pocket all season. Janoris Jenkins delivered a dominant performance Sunday night. And what more can you say about Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison, who is a top run-stuffing DT.” -- Elliot Harrison

CBS SPORTS

NYG: 8
Movement: None
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 8 Giants, No. 14 Redskins, No. 26 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Chiefs, No. 4 Lions, No. 5 Raiders
Comments: “The defense has made big strides since early in the season. The secondary is really playing well.” – Pete Prisco

YAHOO! SPORTS

NYG: 9
Movement: Up 1
NFC East: No. 1 Cowboys, No. 9 Giants, No. 11 Redskins, No. 26 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Cowboys, No. 2 Patriots, No. 3 Chiefs, No. 4 Raiders, No. 5 Seahawks
Comments: “Odell Beckham is turning the simple slant route into an art form. Cornerbacks can’t keep up and safeties are in a terrible spot. The next time you see a safety get smoked on a Beckham slant route and wonder why they didn’t take a better angle, remember Beckham running a slant-and-go and making Miami’s fantastic safety Reshad Jones look awful last year on an 84-yard touchdown. Good luck defending it.” – Frank Schwab

FOX SPORTS

NYG: 8
Movement: Up 3
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 8 Giants, No. 12 Redskins, No. 25 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Chiefs, No. 4 Falcons, No. 5 Raiders
Comments: “Are the Giants the team that beat the undeniable best team in the league on Sunday night? Or are they the team that struggled with the Browns for three quarters and fails to beat any opponent handily? They’re probably somewhere in-between the two, but as long as the defense keeps playing the way it has, they’ll be a team no one wants to play.” -- Cameron DaSilva