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ProFootballTalk ranked the Giants No. 18 in their preseason power rankings (Alper, July 14).

They said strengths were their cornerbacks and wide receiver depth. Weaknesses show up on the offensive line and at linebacker. Some of the changes you should keep an eye on, according to PFT, is the team's changes at running back and along the defensive line.

According to PFT, if things click with new Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo's new offense, things can change for the team quickly, and for the positive.

The Giants' 7-9 finish last season has not turned the pundits against them. Even though they drafted 12th overall in April's NFL Draft, many believe 2013 was an aberration. The adjustments and changes they made this offseason are overwhelmingly for the better, and people are taking notice.

The Giants had not finished below .500 since 2004, Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning's first year. With the other NFC East teams not any making an major strides to improve, the Giants could find themselves right in the mix for the division title again.

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