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Week 6 Power Rankings: Giants on the rise

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The Giants' 4-1 start is the franchise's best since 2009, when the team began the season with five consecutive wins.

The Giants trailed the Packers in the second quarter, 17-3, and at halftime, 20-10. The 14-point deficit was the largest they have overcome to win a game in over three years. It was the second time this season they rallied to win after being down by at least 10 at the half (they trailed the Titans 13-0 at halftime in Week 1). It was also the second game the Giants have won this season when faced with a fourth quarter deficit (Week 1).

Brian Daboll's squad is finding success on both sides of the ball. The offense enters Week 6 with the No. 2 rushing attack, averaging 179.0 yards per game, while Saquon Barkley leads the NFL with 676 total yards from scrimmage. Meanwhile, the defense has allowed a league-low 91 completions, while their 59.1 opponent completion percentage is the seventh-lowest.

The team's hot start has led to its rise in NFL power rankings from media outlets across the country.

Check out where the Giants land in the Week 6 power rankings below.

NYG: No. 7

Movement: Up 6

Comments: "The Giants were dispatching some weak opponents early, including the Titans, Panthers and Bears. But they then they came back to smack the Packers with great second-half offense and defense. Rookie coach Brian Daboll has this team playing for real as a NFC East title contender." -- Vinnie Iyer

NFC East: No. 1 Eagles (previously 1), No. 6 Cowboys (9), No. 31 Commanders (30)

Top 5: Eagles, Bills, Chiefs, Buccaneers, 49ers

NYG: No. 8

Movement: Up 7

Comments: "Go ahead and say it's not sustainable. While they sustain it." -- Mike Florio

NFC East: No. 1 Eagles (1), No. 4 Cowboys (6), No. 31 Commanders (31)

Top 5: Eagles, Bills, Chiefs, Cowboys, Buccaneers

NYG: No. 8

Movement: Up 8

Comments: "They face the Ravens this week in what should be a real challenge for their defense and coordinator Wink Martindale, who was with the Ravens before going to the Giants." -- Pete Prisco

NFC East: No. 1 Eagles (1), No. 6 Cowboys (8), No. 32 Commanders (31)

Top 5: Eagles, Bills, Chiefs, Buccaneers, Vikings

NYG: No. 8

Movement: Up 8

Comments: "They're getting next to nothing from their passing game yet are somehow 4-1. For context, (Vikings WR Justin) Jefferson has 547 yards through the air, and New York's wide receivers have combined for 551." -- Nate Davis

NFC East: No. 1 Eagles (1), No. 5 Cowboys (9), No. 31 Commanders (30)

Top 5: Eagles, Bills, Chiefs, Ravens, Cowboys

View photos from the Giants' Week 5 game against the Green Bay Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

NYG: No. 11

Movement: Up 3

Comments: "Surprise, surprise. The NFC East is the best division in the NFL right now with the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants having a combined 13-2 record. That is pretty much the Giants' only imposing obstacle on the road to the playoffs. They still have three games remaining against the Eagles and Cowboys, and two against the Commanders. If the Giants can do well within the division (they were 1-5 in 2021, and are already 0-1 this season), they could very well make the playoffs." -- Jordan Raanan

NFC East: No. 3 Eagles (3), No. 5 Cowboys (11), No. 31 Commanders (30)

Top 5: Chiefs, Bills, Eagles, Vikings, Cowboys

NYG: No. 11

Movement: Up 11

Comments: "The Giants' performance in London was even more impressive than it looked on the scoreboard. They scored 27 points on just eight possessions, good for 3.4 points per drive, the seventh-best offensive performance in a game this season (No. 1 belongs to the Seahawks' Week 4 win in Detroit)." -- Bo Wulf

NFC East: No. 2 Eagles (1), No. 7 Cowboys (12), No. 31 Commanders (31)

Top 5: Bills, Eagles, Chiefs, Ravens, 49ers

NYG: No. 13

Movement: Up 6

Comments: "The Giants aren't the most talented team in the NFC, and they're far from the healthiest, but they compete like hell and put themselves in the best position to win each week. We saw that again on Sunday in London, where Big Blue scored an eye-opening 27-22 comeback victory over the Packers. Defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale cooked up a scheme that didn't allow Aaron Rodgers to score chunk plays (Green Bay was shut out on offense in the second half), while the undermanned offense was once again the recipient of multiple impact plays from Saquon Barkley, who absolutely deserves to be in any MVP conversation through five weeks. Speaking of five weeks, that's how long it took the Giants to match their win total from 2021." -- Dan Hanzus

NFC East: No. 2 Eagles (1), No. 10 Cowboys (13), No. 30 Commanders (29)

Top 5: Bills, Eagles, Chiefs, 49ers, Ravens

NYG: No. 13

Movement: Up 2

Comments: "At what point do we start to look at what Daniel Jones is doing and legitimately appreciate it? It seems like he's spending dozens of snaps at a time stepping into difficult throws and getting plowed. Being 16th in the league in EPA+CPOE composite doesn't do his system justice." -- Conor Orr

NFC East: No. 3 Eagles (1), No. 7 Cowboys (7), No. 31 Commanders (30)

Top 5: Bills, Chiefs, Eagles, Packers, Buccaneers

NYG: No. 16

Movement: Up 6

Comments: "The Giants' culture change is clear—as are Daboll's coaching credentials, especially his ability to adjust in-game. After shutting out Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the second half in Week 5, the Giants are tied for third in the NFL in point differential in second half of games this season. Jump on the Daboll bandwagon while you still can." -- Austin Gayle

NFC East: No. 3 Eagles (4), No. 12 Cowboys (16), No. 28 Commanders (27)

Top 5: Bills, Chiefs, Eagles, Ravens, Buccaneers

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