View Full Version : Giants' Power Rankings Round-Up: Chasing the Falcons

11-02-2012, 02:57 PM

Excerpt: "Usually this little power rankings (http://www.giants101.com/tag/power-rankings/) exercise revolves around where the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants stack up against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins (http://www.giants101.com/tag/washington-redskins/), but Big Blue is so far out their division rivals' league this year that we've had our eye on another team: Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons (http://www.giants101.com/tag/atlanta-falcons/).

At 7-0, the Falcons have been riding the undefeated record to Power Rankings (http://www.giants101.com/tag/power-rankings/) dominance all year. After watching the Giants stumble through two victories the last few weeks we hardly expect that to change. Let's take a look:
ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings)

This week's ranking: 2
Last week's ranking: 2

Their comment: Seven times in nine New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) seasons Tom Coughlin has gone 6-2 or better in the first half. Only twice has he won at least five in the second half.

Our comment: And again, the Midseason Swoon storyline rears its ugly head. Actually, we're kind of surprised we haven't heard more about it.

CBSsports.com (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/powerrankings)

This week's ranking: 4
Last week's ranking: 4

Their comment: Do they know how to win in the new Cowboys stadium or what? They own the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/) right now.

Our comment: Yes, yes we do own the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/) right now. And always. Still don't like being ranked behind the Chicago Bears (http://www.giants101.com/tag/chicago-bears/) and Houston Texans, but the showing against the Cowboys wasn't exactly "shoot-up-the-ranks" kinda stuff." Read more...