2018 NFL Power Rankings Week 2: Los Angeles Rams crush Oakland Raiders 33-13
By Dan Parzych
28. New York Giants
Despite being in good position on numerous occasions to possibly escape with the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the New York Giants ended up coming short on Sunday, although they do seem to be moving in the right direction when compared to last season. After high expectations in the offseason in which many believed they would emerge as a strong Super Bowl contender, the Giants ended up being one of the biggest busts from the 2017 season by winning just three games.
Not even key injuries to players like Odell Beckham Jr. can be used as an excuse over what took place in New York last season, as the entire year in general was just a complete disaster, but at least the results this time around should be much different. Even though he didn’t find the end zone, just the fact that Beckham was able to haul in 11 of 15 passes for 111 yards while facing a tough defense in the Jaguars shows the Giants should have zero concerns over their star wideout after last season’s injury.
Eli Manning was already fortunate to have a top receiver to work with in Beckham, but the addition of Saquon Barkley (68-yard rushing touchdown against Jacksonville) could help this offense reach a whole new level in 2018. If all goes well, the Giants should have little trouble moving up in the rankings over the next couple of weeks.