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More Eagles links: Power rankings roundup

SI.com's Dr. Z has the Eagles 10th in his power rankings: Found money. A bye then a hi-yup into the exalted tenski spot. Damn right I'm proud of the city of my birth. Step softly, though. Unpredictable Atlanta ahead. ESPN.com has the Eagles 11th in its power rankings: The Eagles had a very productive bye. Brian Westbrook was able to recover from a couple of injuries, and the Cowboys lost again. SI.com's Peter King has the Eagles ninth in his power rankings: Brian Westbrook's ribs really needed the bye week. ESPN.com's Jeffri Chadiha writes about teams turning to smaller receivers, like the Eagles' DeSean Jackson: When Philadelphia selected the 5-10, 175-pound Jackson in the second round of the 2008 draft, Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg spent hours watching film of Welker to see how a player of that stature might be used in the Eagles' offense. But then the former Cal star surprised the team during training camp when injuries sidelined starters Reggie Brown and Kevin Curtis. Along with possessing breathtaking speed and blinding quickness, Jackson had the toughness to beat press coverage despite his slight frame. CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco has the Eagles 17th: They needed the bye to try and get back some of their key people, including Brian Westbrook. Adrian Hasenmayer of FoxSports.com has the Eagles 13th in his power rankings: The week of rest seems to have helped Brian Westbrook heal well enough to return to the field this week against Atlanta, a game that originally looked like a second bye week over the summer. USA Today has the Eagles 11th. ProFootballTalk.com has the Eagles 18th in its power rankings.

More Eagles links: Power rankings roundup

SI.com's Dr. Z has the Eagles 10th in his power rankings:

Found money. A bye then a hi-yup into the exalted tenski spot. Damn right I'm proud of the city of my birth. Step softly, though. Unpredictable Atlanta ahead.

ESPN.com
has the Eagles 11th in its power rankings:

The Eagles had a very productive bye. Brian Westbrook was able to recover from a couple of injuries, and the Cowboys lost again.

SI.com's Peter King has the Eagles ninth in his power rankings:

Brian Westbrook's ribs really needed the bye week.

ESPN.com's
Jeffri Chadiha writes about teams turning to smaller receivers, like the Eagles' DeSean Jackson:

When Philadelphia selected the 5-10, 175-pound Jackson in the second round of the 2008 draft, Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg spent hours watching film of Welker to see how a player of that stature might be used in the Eagles' offense. But then the former Cal star surprised the team during training camp when injuries sidelined starters Reggie Brown and Kevin Curtis. Along with possessing breathtaking speed and blinding quickness, Jackson had the toughness to beat press coverage despite his slight frame.

CBSSports.com's
Pete Prisco has the Eagles 17th:

They needed the bye to try and get back some of their key people, including Brian Westbrook.

Adrian Hasenmayer of FoxSports.com has the Eagles 13th in his power rankings:

The week of rest seems to have helped Brian Westbrook heal well enough to return to the field this week against Atlanta, a game that originally looked like a second bye week over the summer.

USA Today
has the Eagles 11th.

ProFootballTalk.com has the Eagles 18th in its power rankings.

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