All-Time NFL Franchise Power Rankings

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13: View of the National Football League shield logo on a goal post during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cowboys defeated the Steelers 35-30. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13: View of the National Football League shield logo on a goal post during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cowboys defeated the Steelers 35-30. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
30 of 33
Next
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 8: Lawrence Taylor #56 of the New York Giants tackles Robert Delpino #39 of the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game on September 8, 1991, at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Taylor played for the Giants from 1981-93. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 8: Lawrence Taylor #56 of the New York Giants tackles Robert Delpino #39 of the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game on September 8, 1991, at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Taylor played for the Giants from 1981-93. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

4. NFL All-Time Power Rankings: New York Giants

  • Established: 1925
  • Playoff Appearances: 32
  • Division Titles: 16
  • MVPs: 2 (Y.A. Tittle in 1963 and Lawrence Taylor in 1986)
  • Hall of Famers: 21
  • Championship Game Appearances: 19
  • NFL Championships: 4 (1927, 1934, 1938, 1956)
  • Super Bowl Appearances: 5 (1986, 1990, 2000, 2007, 2011)
  • Super Bowls: 4 (1986, 1990, 2007, 2011)
  • Legacy: 137

Fans of the Giants may think this feels high for them after the past decade of football but there is no denying the fact that New York is one of the NFL’s signature franchises. The Giants were an NFL powerhouse prior to the merger, winning four championships and appearing in 13 title games, including the 1958 championship that is widely regarded to be the best game ever played.

New York experienced a downturn after the NFL merger but made a comeback in the 1980s when Bill Parcells rebuilt the franchise into a winner. Parcells’ team won the Super Bowl in 1986 and 1990, with the latter featuring a massive upset over the Buffalo Bills.

Upsets became a theme for the Giants, who knocked off the Patriots twice in Super Bowls during the Brady-Belichick era, including the memorable 2007 clash that prevented New England from going 19-0. Those two Super Bowl wins are a big reason why the Giants slipped ahead of the Patriots in the all-time power rankings.