Week 3 New York Giants NFL Team Rankings Round

The New York Giants defeated the Carolina Panthers, 19-16, in Week Two at MetLife Stadium. The win improved their record to 2-0 and they are now one of only six teams to be unbeaten in the NFL.

The stunning start grabbed the league’s attention and prompted the Giants to have many heated discussions. This includes their ranking or ranking among the top NFL teams.

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As we enter week three, here’s a look at where the Giants are positioned in many of the power rankings.

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Nate Davis, USA TODAY:

19. Giants (20): If you thought 2021 was a disaster for big-money free agent WR Kenny Golladay, he’s clearly going to take a turn for the worse in 2022. He has two receptions this season and was involved in two plays on Sunday.

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Bo Wolf, the athlete:

No coordinator has done more in less than two weeks of Wink Martindale with the hodgepodge gang of Giants defenders. The temptation is to say Martindale’s blitzkrieg tendencies will come back to bite the Giants when they play a good midfielder, but the Giants’ schedule is pretty easy and might not end up being a big deal. According to TruMedia, there are only five of the 15 games left against quarterbacks in the EPA’s top 15 for each blitzkrieg dip since last season, and only two of those (Aaron Rodgers in Week 5 and Lamar Jackson in Week 6) before Thanksgiving. The crime, which ranks 24 on the EPA per drive, is probably not real.

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Austin Gayle, Ringer:

Nobody had high expectations for the Giants in 2022 (and that includes me; they had #27 in The Ringer’s pre-season rankings). They had the worst odds of any NFC East team winning the divisional (+700), and only the Seahawks and Falcons had worse odds of winning the conference. The tough pivot from the Dave Gettleman-Joe Judge era to first-year head coach Brian Daboll and first-year general manager Joe Schwinn was a purposefully fresh start to a long-term rebuilding for a team that hadn’t won a playoff game since 2011. Fast forward to Week 3, and Daboll’s Giants One of six teams 2-0 in the league. They find ways to win the games they shouldn’t, and their new head coach dances at the heart of it all.

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Barry Werner, Wire List:

Big Blue is 2-0 in the Brian Daboll era, and the Dallas Cowboys (excluding Dak Prescott) featured in Monday Night Football in Week 3. Can the Giants be 3-0? we will see.

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Mark Lane, landing wire:

After a convincing road win against the top seed last year in the AFC, the Giants could have made a statement in front of the Carolina Panthers. Instead, they played with their food, and needed a Graham Gano field goal for 56 yards to win. New York can still make a big statement with a win over the Dallas Cowboys in Monday Night Football for Week 3.

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Dalton Miller, Professional Football Network:

The Attack on Titan doesn’t look any better than it did a season ago, even with Brian Dabol taking over as the offensive architect. After blasting the Giants to the ground a week ago, the Giants averaged just 3.1 yards per carry against the talented Panthers’ defense.

Daniel Jones hasn’t made some magical leap in his fourth season yet, which could make the Giants’ decision much easier in the off-season.

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Vinnie Air, sports news:

Giants, such as the Dolphins and Vikings, have also made good use of offensive thinking with Brian Daboll, a smart trainer who has experience with both Bill Belichick and Nick Saban. But the story of their early surprise, as well as a renewed Sakon Barkley, was a gritty attack that relied on dash and solid defense, even without Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari.

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Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports:

The next two games for the Giants will be against the Cowboys and the Bears at home. Is it possible that we are looking for a 4-0 start for Brian Dabol? The Giants may not be that good, but strange things can happen when a team gains some confidence early in the season.