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NFL Week 14 Power Rankings: Air is thin at the top of the NFL mountain

Sports Media Group Logo By Doug Farrar of Sports Media Group | Slide 1 of 32: (2-10. Last week: 31)

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has now presided over exactly as many games as his predecessor, Ben McAdoo. McAdoo coached 28 games before he was dismissed three quarters through the 2017 season, and put together a 14-18 record in that time. Shurmur has a 7-21 mark. Shurmur's Giants haven't won since Week 4 against the Redskins, and there isn't one positive aspect of this team that stands out. After Big Blue's 31-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday, cornerback Janoris Jenkins criticized his own coaching staff, saying that he should be shadowing opponents' top receivers. Jenkins didn't do so against Davante Adams, who ripped New York's secondary for two touchdowns on six receptions. He didn't do so against Allen Lazard, who gained 103 yards and scored a touchdown on three catches, showing serious issues in defensive coordinator James Bettcher's ideas about quarters coverage. Jenkins has a point, in that he is by far his team's most effective cornerback, but he's also hamstrung by a lack of talent around him -- which seems to be the story regarding any Giants player who's shown anything this season. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

32. New York Giants

(2-10. Last week: 31)

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has now presided over exactly as many games as his predecessor, Ben McAdoo. McAdoo coached 28 games before he was dismissed three quarters through the 2017 season, and put together a 14-18 record in that time. Shurmur has a 7-21 mark. Shurmur's Giants haven't won since Week 4 against the Redskins, and there isn't one positive aspect of this team that stands out.

After Big Blue's 31-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday, cornerback Janoris Jenkins criticized his own coaching staff, saying that he should be shadowing opponents' top receivers. Jenkins didn't do so against Davante Adams, who ripped New York's secondary for two touchdowns on six receptions. He didn't do so against Allen Lazard, who gained 103 yards and scored a touchdown on three catches, showing serious issues in defensive coordinator James Bettcher's ideas about quarters coverage.

Jenkins has a point, in that he is by far his team's most effective cornerback, but he's also hamstrung by a lack of talent around him -- which seems to be the story regarding any Giants player who's shown anything this season.

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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