2017 NFL Power Rankings Week 2: Rams make major jump after crushing Colts

(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /
24 of 33
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

10. New York Giants (7)

As bad as it sounds, there was some concern surrounding the New York Giants, and how they would look during their first game of the 2017 season against the Dallas Cowboys with Odell Beckham Jr. out of the lineup. When healthy, there’s no question that Beckham deserves consideration for being one of the league’s top receivers when seeing the level of impact he’s made over the first three years of his career.

Unfortunately, the one major takeaway from New York’s loss on opening night to Dallas is how pathetic this offense can look when Beckham isn’t in their lineup. Nothing against the Cowboys’ defense since the unit deserves all of the credit in the world for keeping Eli Manning and company in check, but if this is how the Giants are going to play until Beckham’s return, this offense could be in trouble.

To top off the frustration, it took Brandon Marshall until the end of the fourth quarter to finally record his first reception of the game. When considering all of the hype from the offseason when the veteran came on to be a dangerous threat to work with alongside Beckham, Marshall should have been capable of stepping up for his teammates when they needed him the most against the Cowboys.