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2021 NFL Power Rankings: New York Giants

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the New York Giants rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 8 roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 27

Prediction we missed: The offense would be way more explosive

By default the Giants had to get better and more explosive, right? They added Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Kyle Rudolph and John Ross and got back Saquon Barkley from a torn ACL. Instead, the Giants are 25th in the NFL, averaging 19.9 points per game, in part because nearly none of these guys have stayed healthy. Rudolph is the only one of the bunch who hasn't missed a game, but he has been disappointing coming off foot surgery. Meanwhile, quarterback Daniel Jones has never had Barkley, Golladay and Toney on the field healthy for more than a few minutes. Hence the lack of explosiveness. -- Jordan Raanan

NFL.com -- Rank: 24

Daniel Jones continues to be an extremely difficult evaluation subject for the Giants. The former first-round pick regularly produces at a mundane level from a counting-stats perspective, but he still passes the eye test as a difference-maker as a passer and runner. Sometimes as a receiver, too: His acrobatic one-handed catch in the third quarter of Sunday's 25-3 win over the Panthers was the biggest highlight of New York's only real touchdown drive of the day. The Giants are a team seemingly headed for a hard reboot, but cutting ties with Jones still feels like a move that could backfire.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 25

The defense came up big in the victory over Carolina. It had to with all the offensive injuries. Now they face the Chiefs on the road on Monday night.

USA Today -- Rank: 26

OLB Azeez Ojulari might be the steal of 2021 draft. The 50th overall selection leads all rookies with 5 1/2 sacks.

The Athletic -- Rank: 27

Trick or treat: The Giants got a treat in Week 7, when their defense finally showed up and they routed the Panthers. The rest of the season has been like a plot of a bad Halloween movie; the Giants inevitably get bludgeoned by the bad guy. Monday night, that continues, when New York travels to face an angry Chiefs team. The script says the Giants get chopped up. Can they write a different ending?

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