The NFL's Best: New York Giants or Tennessee Titans?

Vinny GazzaraCorrespondent INovember 20, 2008

It's obvious that the New York Giants, right now, are the best team in the NFC. It's also obvious the undefeated Tennessee Titans, right now, are the best in the AFC. But who's the best in the NFL?

Let's take a look, position by position.



Neither Quarterback is putting up stellar numbers, but both Eli Manning and Kerry Collins are getting the job done. Both are excellent at managing the game and neither throw many interceptions. Eli has the bigger numbers though so i think he gets the nod here.

Edge: Giants


Running Back

Both teams have great running games. Chris Johnson's lightning to LenDale White's thunder. But don't forget "Earth, Wind, and Fire" in Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward, and Ahmad Bradshaw. The Giants and Titans both depend heavily on their running backs. The G-Men have an average of 170 yards a game though...Tough to argue with that.

Edge: Giants


Offensive Line

I have these two lines ranked 1A and 1B in the NFL. Both quarterbacks have been virtually un-touched this season. The Titans' line is much bigger though and has only allowed five sacks all year.

Edge: Titans


Wide Receivers

I think this one is pretty easy. The Giants have two studs in Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer. The closest thing to a stud the Titans have is Justin Gage. He's good, don't get me wrong, but he's no Plaxico Burress.

Edge: Giants


Defensive Line

Albert Haynesworth is the best defensive lineman in the NFL, period. He's such a force, whether it be stuffing the run or sacking the quarterback. The Giants have arguably the top pass rush in the game, even without Osi Umenyiora and Michael Strahan.

Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka have emerged into quality defensive ends. And let's not forget Fred Robbins, probably the most overlooked defensive player in football. He isn't Albert Haynesworth, but hes closer than you'd think.

Edge: Giants



Antonio Pierce is the one of the most underrated linebackers in the NFL. He's pretty damn good for the Giants. But look at what the Titans have. Keith Bullock and Stephen Tulloch anchor a pretty good linebacking core in Tennessee. 

Edge: Titans 



Cortland Finnegan is having an outstanding year in Tennessee, probably the best corner in the league this year. Aaron Ross has not been having the best year for New York, but does show signs of turning it around with two picks Sunday. 

James Butler is quietly having a great year with the Giants. Countering Butler, Chris Hope is having a nice season of his own for the Titans. This one's close.

Edge: Titans


And there you have it. It seems to me like the Giants win this fight, 4-3. But that's just how I see it. Good or bad, all comments are appreciated.