The New York Giants snapped a four-game losing streak this past Sunday, defeating the Washington Commanders, 14-7, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The final score was closer than the game should have been. The Giants dominated the first half and positioned themselves to score more points, but a Saquon Barkley fumble, missed Graham Gano field goal, and missed connection between Tyrod Taylor and Jalin Hyatt prevented that.
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Still, the Giants were able to ride their defense to the much-needed win, keeping their slim playoff hopes alive.
As we enter Week 8, here’s a look at where the Giants place in a multitude of power rankings.
Nate Davis, USA TODAY: 27 (NC)
Why are they having more trouble scoring points than any other team? Six starting offensive line combinations in seven games pretty much sums it up.
Barry Werner, List Wire: 26 (+1)
The Giants finally scored an offensive touchdown. They almost gave the game away, too. This isn’t a team headed in a positive direction.
Jarrett Bailey, Touchdown Wire: 31 (NC)
There is no reason to give the keys back to Daniel Jones- ride it out with Tyrod Taylor.
Dalton Miller, Pro Football Network: 31 (NC)
The Giants defense showed up against the Commanders. Despite only securing one takeaway, the Giants saw eight defensive three-and-outs. Additionally, they only allowed one drive of more than one first down before the fourth quarter.
Vinnie Iyer, The Sporting News: 27 (NC)
The Giants have stabilized their offense more with Tyrod Taylor and Saquon Barkley, also being smart to spread the ball around to young playmakers to help Barkley and Darren Waller. Their defense also finally lived up to some decent billing vs. Washington.
Frank Schwab, Yahoo! Sports: 30 (NC)
Darren Waller posted a 7-98-1 line on Sunday, easily his best game of the season. That’s a great sign. The Giants need that version of Waller the rest of the season to have any hope on offense.
Josh Schrock, NBC Sports: 27 (NC)
Tyrod Taylor is exactly why you franchise tag Daniel Jones after last season and don’t pay him $160 million.