NFL power rankings, no. 24: New York Giants
The New York Giants are not a great football team, that much is easy to say. However, there is a grittyness about the Giants that these other teams simply don't have. There definitely are levels to the NFL and the Giants are the last team in the "really bad" level, making them the best of the horrible teams.
The Giants had a shocking win in Week 9 that helped the LA Chargers by beating the Las Vegas Raiders in New York. The team also went toe-to-toe with the Kansas City Chiefs and nearly beat them while also having a quality win over the Saints.
However, at the end of the day, there are still very few teams that the Giants would be favored against, even at home.
NFL power rankings, no. 23: San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are the most disappointing team in the NFC. The Dolphins hold the title for the entire NFL but there is not another NFC team that had this high of expectations and has played this poorly.
Luckily for the 49ers, the backend playoff picture in the NFC is wide open. The NFC has five really good teams that are locks to go to the playoffs and that sixth or seventh team could be any of the teams from here on out.
The 49ers just cannot beat teams with winning records. The 49ers' three wins this season are against the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears. The schedule doesn't really get much easier for the Niners and we could be looking at a 6-11 football team when many expected 11-6 or better.