Sunday, December 28, 2014

Eagles power rankings roundup

Here's a look at where the Eagles rank in various power rankings: ESPN.com has the Eagles 13th in its power rankings: Why does everyone keep calling this the best 3-3 team in football? They didn't look particularly impressive Sunday against the 49ers. SI.com's Dr. Z has the Eagles 12th: OK, they got by without Brian Westbrook, but that's living dangerously, especially with...uh, with...who's coming up? With the bye week coming up. So they gambled and won, holding him out against the Niners. Then they'll have Atlanta, a contender of sorts, at home, followed by a trip to Seattle, hmmm, could be a trap game, and then the big one. Giants at home in a Sunday nighter. You know something? In November we could be looking at a new power in the division, or am I on this giddy roll just because I picked them as my Super Bowl choice? SI.com's Peter King has the Eagles seventh: Congrats, Donovan McNabb, on breaking the final two of Ron Jaworski's team passing records (yards and attempts). You're the most accomplished passer in Philly history. Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Eagles 18th: That was a huge come-from-behind victory against the 49ers. They are now in the thick of the division race with New York, Dallas and Washington losing this week. Adrian Hasenmayer of FoxSports.com has the Eagles 14th: Many teams can lay low on bye weeks and rest from the media glare, but not the Eagles. Once again Andy Reid in under local scrutiny for failing to upgrade his skill players, failing to trade for Roy Williams (whom the Cowboys overpaid for) or Tony Gonzalez (whom the Chiefs tried to deal for a second-rounder). USA Today has the Eagles 13th in its power rankings. ProFootballTalk.com has the Eagles 17th.

Eagles power rankings roundup

Here's a look at where the Eagles rank in various power rankings:

ESPN.com
has the Eagles 13th in its power rankings:

Why does everyone keep calling this the best 3-3 team in football? They didn't look particularly impressive Sunday against the 49ers.

SI.com's
Dr. Z has the Eagles 12th:

OK, they got by without Brian Westbrook, but that's living dangerously, especially with...uh, with...who's coming up? With the bye week coming up. So they gambled and won, holding him out against the Niners. Then they'll have Atlanta, a contender of sorts, at home, followed by a trip to Seattle, hmmm, could be a trap game, and then the big one. Giants at home in a Sunday nighter. You know something? In November we could be looking at a new power in the division, or am I on this giddy roll just because I picked them as my Super Bowl choice?

SI.com's Peter King has the Eagles seventh:

Congrats, Donovan McNabb, on breaking the final two of Ron Jaworski's team passing records (yards and attempts). You're the most accomplished passer in Philly history.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Eagles 18th:

That was a huge come-from-behind victory against the 49ers. They are now in the thick of the division race with New York, Dallas and Washington losing this week.

Adrian Hasenmayer of FoxSports.com has the Eagles 14th:

Many teams can lay low on bye weeks and rest from the media glare, but not the Eagles. Once again Andy Reid in under local scrutiny for failing to upgrade his skill players, failing to trade for Roy Williams (whom the Cowboys overpaid for) or Tony Gonzalez (whom the Chiefs tried to deal for a second-rounder).

USA Today
has the Eagles 13th in its power rankings.

ProFootballTalk.com has the Eagles 17th.

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