Giants NFL power rankings round-up going into Week 2

The New York Giants opened the 2023 regular season with a stinker, falling to the Dallas Cowboys, 40-0, in front of a national audience.

The performance wasn’t even as close as the score indicated and those making the power rankings lists kept that in mind. They were extremely harsh on the Giants with some even suggesting they are the worst team in the NFL.

As we enter Week 2, here’s a look at where the Giants place in a multitude of power rankings.

Nate Davis, USA TODAY: 28 (-6)

Nate Davis, USA TODAY:

In case you’re keeping track – we are – they’ve lost their last two games, both to NFC East foes, by a combined score of 78-7.

Barry Werner, List Wire: 32 (-17)

Barry Werner, List Wire:

The Giants likely aren’t the worst team in the league. However, for one week they will reside in this spot. You get humiliated at home in a divisional game on national TV, where else would you land?

Jarrett Bailey, Touchdown Wire: 25 (-2)

Jarrett Bailey, Touchdown Wire:

I told you all the Giants weren’t good and a good number of you told me what a cotton-headed ninny muggins I was. Well, they lost 40-0 and Daniel Jones looked more lost than a clown fish in a Pixar movie. Now that’s what I call $160 million well spent.

Dalton Miller, Pro Football Network: 24 (-9)

Dalton Miller, Pro Football Network:

The Giants may very well end up being a good football team, but they struggled to get anything going against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. A blocked kick, a big Trevon Diggs hit, and a bad decision by Daniel Jones made what was likely going to be a tall task impossible. Once Dallas got a lead, Dan Quinn let his pass rush eat.

Jones was using legs early on with great success. But if the Giants offense wants to take a step forward in their development, they must find some explosiveness in the dropback passing attack.

Vinnie Iyer, The Sporting News: 24 (-8)

Vinnie Iyer, The Sporting News:

The Giants showed zero life in the rain at MetLife in getting blown out of their own building in all three phases. Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley didn’t look like they just go paid. Getting shut out is rough but they face a must-win get-well game in Arizona.

Frank Schwab, Yahoo! Sports: 24 (-5)

Frank Schwab, Yahoo! Sports:

Imagine being a Giants fan, feeling good all offseason after a playoff appearance and win, getting hyped up for a huge prime-time Week 1 showdown against the Cowboys, then sitting in the rain for … that? Sometimes games just spiral out of control right away, and that’s what the Giants better hope happened in Week 1.

Josh Schrock, NBC Sports: 27 (-9)

Josh Schrock, NBC Sports:

The Giants have lost their last two games to the Cowboys and Eagles by a combined score of 78-7. WOOOF.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire