Philadelphia Eagles: An NFC East downtrend In Week 4’s Power Rankings

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The Giants are all that’s keeping the Philadelphia Eagles out of the cellar.

After three weeks of NFL football, we more or less, have an idea of how the Giants 2020 season will play out. We knew the ‘G-Men’ were going to go through some bumps under rookie head coach Joe Judge. We knew they were going to be that ragtag team that would lose plenty of games in 2020 but would always show grit. That may still be true, but the effort and hard work can only take them so far. NFL teams need to win games, and at this point, it’s hard to find any wins on the Giants schedule.

Second-year man Daniel Jones was supposed to keep developing in his sophomore season, but that hasn’t been the case. He’s thrown for just two touchdowns versus four interceptions. Wide receivers Darius Slayton and Golden Tate are solid, but they aren’t players opposing defensive coordinators have to stay up at night game-planning for. Their offensive line has had a hard time opening running lanes and keeping their sophomore signal-caller upright. 2020 first-round pick left tackle Andrew Thomas has displayed flashes here and there, but he’s struggled for the most part.

The Giants surely miss Saquon Barkley, who is out of the season after sustaining a torn ACL against the Chicago Bears in Week 2. Still, he wouldn’t have made any difference in the final score versus a  San Francisco 49ers team that was without some of their best players in Week 3. When a team can beat you 36-9 without pretty much half of their starting lineup, there won’t be many positive things to point out. The Giants and their fans are in for yet another long season.