With the preseason in the rearview mirror for all 32 teams in the National Football League, it's time for the main event, a la the start of the regular season, which officially kicks off Thursday night when the New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Giants went 2-2 this preseason, with wins in Week 2 and Week 4 over the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots, respectively.
Big Blue opens the 2015 season with a visit to Dallas. From 2009-2012, the Giants won four consecutive games as the road team in this vaunted NFC East rivalry.
With the 2015 regular season officially underway, Giants.com takes a look at power rankings coming in from outlets across the country:
Comments: Eli Manning will have a big second season in Ben McAdoo's offense. The major concern is how the Giants piece together the defense.
NFC East: No. 3 Cowboys, No. 13 Eagles, No. 32 Washington.
NFL Top 5: Packers, Patriots, Cowboys, Steelers, Colts
Comments: If Jason Pierre-Paul can make an early season return, it will take a lot of pressure off a secondary that was ravaged by injuries this preseason. Eli Manning will look to build on one his best regular seasons after moving to offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's quick-hitting offensive scheme in 2014.
NFC East: No. 5 Cowboys, No. 9 Eagles, No. 30 Washington
NFL Top 5: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, Packers, Cowboys
NYG:** 22 Comments:Odell Beckham didn't catch a pass longer than 8 yards this preseason. I'm not sure that's a reason to worry, but it's not comforting either. NFC East:No. 7 Cowboys, No. 12 Eagles, No. 31 Washington NFL Top 5: Seahawks, Patriots, Packers, Colts, Broncos
Comments: It's always nice to have your GM pressing the pressure button while you're still practicing in shorts in early August. Twenty-eight points per game -- the bar Jerry Reese set for his team earlier this month -- might seem like a tall order for this offense, what with New York's weight-room-depleted offensive line, an oft-injured starting tailback and a key wideout coming off major knee surgery. Then you look around at the other defenses in the NFC East. "Make that 35, guys. I think we should score 35 points per game."
NFC East: No. 5 Cowboys, No. 12 Eagles, No. 27 Washington
NFL Top 5: Packers, Seahawks, Colts, Patriots, Cowboys
Comments: The Giants' offense could be one of the NFL's best, but the injuries keep piling up on defense. The Giants have already placed four safeties on injured reserve this preseason.
NFC East: No. 6 Cowboys, No. 9 Eagles, No. 32 Washington
NFL Top 5: Seahawks, Patriots, Packers, Colts, Broncos
Photos of players on the Giants official roster