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Giants continue to climb NFL Power Rankings

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Power Rankings are coming in from around the country following Week 15:


NEWS
> [RB Vereen, QB Nassib placed on IR](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/RB-Shane-Vereen-QB-Ryan-Nassib-placed-on-IR/b3ab4349-3385-453a-a33c-5be15b1a6026)
> [Cover 3: Keys to a strong finish](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Cover-3-Keys-to-a-strong-finish/b7d44747-a5d7-4a23-a748-bb73fbfef868)
> [Giants D continues to improve](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-D-focuses-on-constant-improvement/5eeb81ac-ed21-42bd-8ece-a3576c797a49)
PHOTOS
> [Gisnts vs. Eagles history in 100 photos](http://www.giants.com/photos/photos/Giants-vs-Eagles-History-in-100-Photos/c53d24e5-ccd4-4e07-a068-c8a598a66bb2)
VIDEOS
> [Sights and Sounds: Giants vs. Lions](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Sights-and-Sounds--Giants-defeat-Lions/15be3475-705f-47d5-9ab7-7978e27982de)


NYG: 4
Movement: Up 2
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 4 Giants, No. 20 Redskins, No. 27 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Raiders, No. 4 Giants, No. 5 Chiefs
Comments: "The defense was terrific again Sunday against the Lions, even with the injuries to key players beginning to pile up. DE Jason Pierre-Paul remains sidelined after his surgery to repair a core muscle injury, and CB Janoris Jenkins hurt his back Sunday. The Giants limited the Cowboys and Lions to a total of 13 points over the past two games. Now it's a quick turnaround for Thursday night's game at Philadelphia." – Mark Maske

NYG: 6
Movement: Up 2
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 6 Giants, No. 17 Redskins, No. 26 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Raiders, No. 4 Seahawks, No. 5 Falcons
Comments: "The play of their defense makes them a dangerous team come playoff time. They need to get the offense back on track." – Pete Prisco

NYG: 8
Movement: Up 1
NFC East: No. 1 Cowboys, No. 8 Giants, No. 16 Redskin, No. 26 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Cowboys, No. 2 Patriots, No. 3 Raiders, No. 4 Seahawks, No. 5 Chiefs
Comments: "I think everyone seems to be buying into the Giants as a Super Bowl sleeper because of things that happened in 2007 and 2011 but don't really matter in 2016. But the defense is playing well. They'll have to get the offense going though before I buy in." – Frank Schwab

NYG: 7
Movement: Up 1
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 7 Giants, No. 16 Redskins, No. 26 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Raiders, No. 4 Seahawks, No. 5 Steelers
Comments: "Nobody's buying into the Giants. The Giants keep winning. Improving to 10-4 with a 17-6 win over Detroit, Big Blue got extremely close to locking up a wild-card spot in the NFC. There is a decent chance that only one other non-division winner will reach double-digit wins. The Lions could lose out. The Bucs might not hit the 10 spot, either. Of course, another win and the G-Men simply clinch a spot. New York can do that this week in Philadelphia -- though the Linc has been a house of turds for Eli Manning and the offense in recent years. They've scored all of one touchdown since 2013 in Philly. Think it'll go down differently this time around." – Elliot Harrison

NYG: 8
Movement: Down 3
NFC East: No. 1 Cowboys, No. 8 Giants, No. 15 Redskins, No. 24 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Cowboys, No. 2 Patriots, No. 3 Seahawks, No. 4 Raiders, No. 5 Falcons
Comments: "Since Week 6, Odell Beckham Jr. leads the NFL in receiving yards (814) and receiving touchdowns (9). The Giants are 8-1 in that span. Coincidence? Probably not. Beckham looks to stay hot at Philadelphia on Thursday night."

NYG: 8
Movement: None
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 8 Giants, No. 15 Redskins, No. 27 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Falcons, No. 4 Raiders, No. 5 Steelers
Comments: "The Giants rarely turn in dominant performances offensively, but the defense is absolutely Super Bowl-caliber. It forces turnovers, makes quarterbacks uncomfortable and makes plays when needed most. Eli Manning and the offense still need to make drastic improvements, but the defense might just be good enough to carry New York." – Cameron DaSilva

NYG: 6
Movement: Down 1
NFC East: No. 2 Cowboys, No. 6 Giants, No. 15 Redskins, No. 26 Eagles
NFL Top 5: No. 1 Patriots, No. 2 Cowboys, No. 3 Raiders, No. 4 Seahawks, No. 5 Steelers
Comments:"You may dislike Odell Beckham's antics, but he produces (first player with at least 80 catches and 1,000 yards in each of first three seasons)." – USA TODAY Staff

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