New York Giants make huge jump in the Power Rankings after Week 6 win

Anthony Rivardo
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Oct 2, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll reacts as he coaches against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants came away with another thrilling victory this past Sunday afternoon. Big Blue topped the Ravens 24-20 in Week 6 to improve their record to 5-1 on the year. The Giants have been listed as underdogs in nearly every game they’ve played this season, but that might start to change soon. New York is finally starting to get its recognition after their big Week 6 win, flying up the power rankings.

Heading into Week 6, the Giants placed thirteenth on NFL.com’s power rankings. They flew up the board this week, now placing seventh in the NFL. The Giants’ win over the Ravens was a statement victory, proving to the rest of the league that they are a force to be reckoned with.

New York Giants place seventh in NFL.com power rankings

The 5-1 New York Giants are beginning to look like real contenders. Coming off of a disappointing 2021 season where the Giants finished with a 4-13 record, no one saw this start to the year coming. Many assumed it would be a “rebuild year” where the Giants’ new coaching staff acclimates to their new environment. However, Brian Daboll and his staff seem to be already acclimated and are clearly thriving through six weeks.

The Giants have already topped their previous seasons’ win total in just six weeks. The vast improvements that Big Blue has seen are shocking. The Giants are not just knocking off easy opponents, either. New York started its season off by defeating the 2021 AFC’s first-seed Tennessee Titans.

With the New York Giants having already made it through the tough stretch of their schedule, the future is only looking brighter. Big Blue’s next three opponents have a combined four wins on the year (Jaguars: 2-4, Lions: 1-4, Texans: 1-3-1). The favorable portion of the Giants’ schedule is underway, setting the team up to position themselves near the top of the league standings entering their Week 9 bye.

The underdog New York Giants are primed for an impressive 2022 season. Brian Daboll’s first year as head coach is off to a glorious start. It will be crucial for the rookie HC to maintain this momentum, propelling the New York Giants forward and contending for the playoffs in the final months of the season.