ProFootballTalk: They’ll be sliding more than five spots per week if they can’t find four (or five) defensive backs who can cover receivers.
ESPN/Dan Graziano: A loss to Dallas in the home opener raised the old, pre-Super Bowl questions.
FoxSports/Brian Billick: Victor Cruz had three drops. Osi Umenyiora had just one tackle and applied no pressure the entire game. Sure, the defensive secondary needs some help, but those two need to step up their games for the defending Super Bowl champs to get back on track.
NFL Network/Elliot Harrison: Yes, the Giants lost. And yes, they still stack up evenly with most teams in the NFL. But the big drop is a byproduct of much stronger performances from other clubs in the top 10.
Voters in the NFL.com Power Poll: Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charley Casserly, Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Lombardi, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara, Gregg Rosenthal, Darren Sharper, Kurt Warner, Brian Webber, Steve Wyche.
CBS Sports/Pete Prisco: They need to tighten up the back end of that defense or even their vaunted pass rush won’t save them.