5. New York Giants (4)
As frustrating as it was to see the New York Giants fail to score a single touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, just be glad it’s still preseason, and there’s absolutely no reason to hit the panic button. Not to mention, Eli Manning didn’t even play for the Giants, which obviously makes a huge difference when considering how much of a leader he’s been for this offense throughout his career.
When it matters the most, Manning and company will be ready to go, as many believe their offense has the potential to rank near the top of the league, especially after some of the key moves made over the last few months. It was one thing to bring on an experienced veteran like Brandon Marshall to play alongside Odell Beckham Jr., but the selection of Evan Engram from this year’s NFL Draft seems to already be paying off big time for New York.
The Giants were the one team in the NFC that found a way to defeat the Dallas Cowboys during the regular season (sorry Philadelphia Eagles, Week 17 doesn’t count) in 2016, and don’t be surprised to see them give their rivals a run for the division title. But if that is going to happen, Manning will need to keep the interception total low.