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Giants take No. 13 spot in PFT’s Preseason Power Rankings

New York Giants Cruz celebrates with quarterback Manning after scoring game winning touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter during their NFL football game in East Rutherford Reuters

The PFT editorial staff has pegged the Giants 13th among NFL teams entering training camp. The Giants also check in seventh among NFC clubs.

Can the Giants outperform these expectations? Of course they can, and they’ve shown a knack for doing as much. Giants fans dissatisfied with their club’s standing in our rankings simply have to think back to the winters of 2008 and 2012 and smile. Yes, they were doubting the Giants then too, weren’t they? 

So tell us, then — what’s the deal with the Giants failing to make the playoffs last season and in three of the last four years? I suppose it’s just a function of life in a tough division and in a league where five-eighths of the teams don’t qualify for the postseason. But all the same, it doesn’t quite compute.

Are the Giants deserving of the No. 13 spot in our power rankings? Share your thoughts below.

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19 Responses to “Giants take No. 13 spot in PFT’s Preseason Power Rankings”
  1. craniator says: Jul 18, 2013 3:31 PM

    The past few years have been tough for Dolphins fans , but the New York Giants helped us out a lot , and as such , they’re my second favorite team.

  2. groundhoggday says: Jul 18, 2013 3:35 PM

    The giants are in the top 10 teams in the lague. 40%, or 13th is just too low.

  3. romosmicrodongs says: Jul 18, 2013 3:38 PM

    As a skins fan I’d definitely rank them in top twelve. Close enough.

  4. granadafan says: Jul 18, 2013 3:47 PM

    With the Superbowl in their home stadium, I could see the Giants making a serious run in the playoffs. The poor Seasquawks will be one and done.

  5. gcclark98 says: Jul 18, 2013 3:51 PM

    colts are ranked higher that giants?

  6. justinstuckrule says: Jul 18, 2013 3:51 PM

    It’s exciting that some smart observers think the Giants are a borderline wild card team. I’m not that optimistic but I am hopeful!

  7. vibesid says: Jul 18, 2013 3:55 PM

    I think this is right for a pre-season ranking though I think they will be in the playoffs this year.

  8. ccjcsr says: Jul 18, 2013 4:06 PM

    Aging D-Line, No Depth and a #13 Ranking…lol! That ranking is more from a respect standpoint than the truth. You guys can handle the “Truth”

    1. Cowboys
    2. Redskins
    3. Giants
    4. Eagles

    There you go!

  9. justintuckrule says: Jul 18, 2013 4:06 PM

    So tell us, then — what’s the deal with the Giants failing to make the playoffs last season and in three of the last four years? I suppose it’s just a function of life in a tough division and in a league where five-eighths of the teams don’t qualify for the postseason. But all the same, it doesn’t quite compute.
    ———————————-
    Well…one of those years they won 10 games and missed. That’s an anomaly. The other two, one was SB hangover (happens often) and the other was a function of tough schedule and just barely losing out to tough divisional opponents. It’s not like they had a bunch of 5 win seasons in between SBs.

    The NFC East might not be the best division but it has been the most competitive. There are no built in patsies in that division. It’s not like the AFC East where the Pats start off 6-0 before September starts or the NFC West (before last year) when teams were making the playoffs with 7-9 records.

  10. bigblu73 says: Jul 18, 2013 4:08 PM

    2 seasons removed from a championship, and we’re not even considered a Top Ten Team??? I don’t even know what to say……….

  11. rodge1 says: Jul 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    Not a Giants fan at all but they are way better than 12th… These rankings are very bad from 24th and up.

  12. thebadguyswon says: Jul 18, 2013 4:37 PM

    Not a playoff team.

  13. bigbluefan1 says: Jul 18, 2013 5:34 PM

    Yeah they stick

    Good news is it will be so cold in NJ at the Super Bowl you will not smell them when they get #5

  14. kev86 says: Jul 18, 2013 6:02 PM

    How many losing seasons have they had since 2005? Rock solid franchise that should be ranked in top 10. Look at who has represented the NFC in last decade in the SB. Underestimating the Giants is a mistake.

  15. wave222 says: Jul 18, 2013 7:44 PM

    Key injuries always hurt the “GIANTS” watch out if they stay healthy!!!!

  16. bigbluemagoo says: Jul 18, 2013 8:20 PM

    im surprised they were ranked so high… they are a team that even with a 21 point lead can lose it in 3 min. i am never comfortable watching the giants until the game is completely over and they have officially won! and even still i double check sportscenter just to make sure that actually won

  17. doublezero74 says: Jul 18, 2013 8:44 PM

    I don’t understand how people think the NFC east is so formidable. The eagles are chronic losers, the cowboys are as dysfunctional as ever and the redskins barely had their first good season in decades

  18. lt1976 says: Jul 19, 2013 6:06 AM

    I agree completely, justintuckrule! The winner of the NFC-East usually has no more than 10 wins cause they beat each other up so much. AFC East is the perfect example of non-competitive division. Giants are usually in the playoff-race by the end of the year.
    If they get in, you gotta take them seriously.

    13th is a little bit low, but who cares about preseason rankings. They´re only there for us to be discussed, which is fun.

    By the way, as much as I hate the Eagles, they´re definitely not chronic losers…

  19. micknangold says: Jul 19, 2013 9:24 AM

    They miss the playoffs as much as they do because they don’t consistently give a good enough effort. They play hard when they want to and it shows. The Giants are good enough that they should have made the playoffs each of those years.

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