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Giants Now: NFL.com's postseason power rankings

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NFL.com's postseason power rankings

The Giants put together a strong overall performance against the Vikings last weekend, which resulted in the 31-24 victory that sent Brian Daboll's squad to the Divisional Round.

The win has led to the team receiving a ton of praise from experts and analysts across the NFL landscape.

NFL.com released their latest postseason power rankings, which saw the Giants continue their rise towards the top.

After being ranked No. 11 in last week's rankings, the Giants rose four spots to No. 7.

"A giant step forward for the G-Men," wrote NFL.com's Dan Hanzus. "Brian Daboll's team played beautiful football in a 31-24 conquest of the Vikings -- the same Vikings who walked off New York on a 61-yard field goal on Christmas Eve and entered Wild Card Weekend with an 11-0 mark in one-score games. It was sweet revenge, but it didn't feel like an upset: The Giants, led by a surging Daniel Jones and a fresh and ferocious Saquon Barkley, piled up 431 yards and punted just twice, while a monster performance by defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence made life miserable for Kirk Cousins and short-circuited the Minnesota QB's connection with star wideout Justin Jefferson. The Giants will again carry the underdog tag into their Divisional Round matchup against the top-seeded Eagles -- disregard Big Blue at your own peril."

The Philadelphia Eagles landed at No. 5 in the power rankings, while the Dallas Cowboys were right behind them at No. 6.

The NFC East was the best division in football this season as they compiled a 43-23-2 record, with their .647 combined winning percentage coming in as the third-highest in NFL history. Three of the four teams made the postseason, and all three are now in the Divisional Round. It is the first time a division has accomplished the latter since 1997.

Here are where all eight remaining playoff teams landed in the latest NFL.com postseason power rankings, and how far they moved from last week's rankings.

  1. San Francisco 49ers (-)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (up 2)
  3. Buffalo Bills (down 1)
  4. Cincinnati Bengals (down 1)
  5. Philadelphia Eagles (-)
  6. Dallas Cowboys (-)
  7. New York Giants (up 4)
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars (-)

View rare photos of the Giants' Divisional Round playoff games through the years.

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