New York Giants: Week 16 NFL Power Rankings (#13)

Last week: 13 (+0)

Record: 8-6

Net points per drive: 0.42 (8th)

DVOA: 13.3% (7th)

Weighted DVOA: 10.5% (8th)

I went back and forth on Chicago/NY Giants for the final playoff spot. The Giants control their own destiny, but the Bears have very winnable games against Arizona and the team who lost to Arizona (Detroit) to finish their season, while the Giants have to go to Baltimore. If they can win in Baltimore, they should make the playoffs, only needing to win at home against the Eagles week 17 to get in, but that game isn’t easy.

It’s a tossup for me, but I’m leading towards Baltimore (and Chicago for the final playoff spot) because the Giants always struggle when they’re expected to win and as road favorites with all the public action on them, that’s the case. Baltimore, meanwhile, is being overlooked after 3 straight losses and once won 16 straight at home. If the Ravens had won last week and the Giants had been dogs and not heavily backed by the public, I’d be all over them, but Baltimore should be the right side this week, knocking the defending Super Bowl champs out of the playoffs.

Studs

RT David Diehl: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 28 pass block snaps, run blocked for 8 yards on 2 attempts

WR Domenik Hixon: Caught 5 passes for 80 yards on 6 attempts on 20 pass snaps, 7.6 YAC per catch

DT Chris Canty: 1 sack on 16 pass rush snaps, 3 solo tackles, 2 assists, 4 stops

Duds

QB Eli Manning: 13 of 25 for 161 yards and 2 interceptions, 1 batted pass, 45.9 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 10 of 29 drop backs (1 sack, 3 of 9, 2 interceptions)

LG Kevin Boothe: Allowed 3 quarterback hurries on 28 pass block snaps, run blocked for 6 yards on 4 attempts

WR Victor Cruz: Caught 3 passes for 15 yards on 5 attempts on 25 pass snaps, 1 penalty, 3.0 YAC per catch

CB Jayron Hosley: Allowed 6 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown on 7 attempts, 1 pass deflection, 5 solo tackles, 3 stops, 2 missed tackles

SS Antrel Rolle: 3 solo tackles, 1 stop, 4 missed tackles, allowed 3 catches for 54 yards on 3 attempts

ROLB Keith Rivers: 2 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle, allowed 1 catch for 9 yards on 2 attempts

LE Justin Tuck: Did not record a pressure on 21 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 2 stops, 1 missed tackle

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