December 5, 2018 at 10:14 pm #302177
With Week 7 of the NFL season in the books Authentic Jay Ajayi Jersey , it’s time look at how various media outlets have ranked the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in their NFL power rankings. But first, let’s start by revisiting mine.Bleeding Green Nation15 – For the second time this season, the Eagles blew a significant second half lead. It looked like the reigning Super Bowl champions were turning the corner but they just just blew it. Sad! (LW: 13)SB Nation12 – The NFC East clearly appears to be the worst division in football. The Eagles are in a post-Super Bowl slump (still). The Giants are paying the price of continuing to trust Eli Manning. The Cowboys think trading away a first-round pick in exchange for Amari Cooper is going to solve their problems. And Washington is now on top of the division, and looking like the best team in a bad division. Who thought Adrian Peterson would be among the best players on a division-leading team in 2018? (LW: 9)ESPN10 – Need more from: CB Jalen Mills. The Eagles cornerback has allowed a league-high 541 yards in coverage as the nearest defender, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. Philadelphia as a whole has given up a league-worst 1,410 yards to wide receivers and eight touchdowns, as compared to just two interceptions. (LW: 6)NFL.com14 – If the Eagles were in just about any other division but the NFC East, they would not be in fine shape. Not at 3-4, with five of their nine remaining games on the road. Granted, one of those is in London against a reeling Jaguars team. Yet, there is no way Philadelphia, one year after winning the Super Bowl with its backup quarterback, should lose at home with a 17-0 lead and Carson Wentz under center. Even after Wentz was bailed out on that flutter ball Eric Reid intercepted in the red zone, the Eagles couldn’t close the deal. A corner was NOT turned in New York, apparently. (LW: 12)CBS Sports17 – They seemed to be back to playing at a high level, but blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead against the Panthers. Now they head to London to play the Jaguars. (LW: 13)Pro Football Talk12 – Don’t be shocked if this team isn’t playing in January. (LW: 11)Yahoo! Sports9 – I still think the Eagles will make a run Womens Dallas Goedert Jersey , but they better not wait much longer. Put it this way: If the Eagles win six of their last nine, that puts them at just 9-7 and that’s no guarantee to qualify for the playoffs. Whatever ails them, they need to fix it very soon. (LW: 6)Washington Post12 – It’s nearly halfway through the season and the defending champs continue to struggle along below .500. The offense has not exactly clicked with Carson Wentz back at QB. The Eagles remain a threat to pull things together and win the division. But it no longer can be assumed that they are a good team playing mediocre football. (LW: 8)Bleacher Report12 – After dropping a piano on the New York Giants in Week 6, the Philadelphia Eagles appeared to have finally put it all together this season. Racing out to a 17-0 lead at home against a good Carolina Panthers team just seemed to reinforce that. But that was before a jaw-dropping collapse in which Philly allowed three unanswered fourth-quarter touchdowns in a loss that drops the defending Super Bowl champs back below .500. Hit the big red button, folks. Something isn’t right in Philly. Carson Wentz had another good game Sunday, passing for 310 yards and two scores. But he has very little help. A non-existent Eagles ground game gained just 58 yards on 24 carries. A Philly defense that was supposed to be a strength of the team allowed over seven yards a carry and fell apart over the final 15 minutes of the game. And Wentz took a beating (again), getting sacked four times and hit five more. The last time a Super Bowl champion fell to 3-4 was in 2013 with the Baltimore Ravens. That team failed to make the postseason. Sunday’s London matchup with the Jaguars just became a do-or-die game for these Eagles. (LW: 9)Pro Football Weekly10 – Might need to go 7-2 down the stretch to ensure division title (LW: 6) Sporting News13 – The Eagles are not exactly resting on their laurels with Doug Pederson, but they’re not finishing games the way they relentlessly did all the way through Super Bowl 52 last season.[img]http://www.sndpic.com//nike_nfl_jerseys/nike_philadelphia_eagles/nike_eagles_316.jpg[/img]
That team is still in there somewhere. (LW: 9)USA Today13 – They’re not running ball effectively, they’re not winning turnover battle with any regularity, and now they can’t close. Time to worry. (LW: 10)Reddit12 – The Eagles blew a 17-point 4th quarter lead, at home, in one of the worst meltdowns in franchise history. Next stop on the 2018 mediocrity tour is in London, where a whole new continent gets to experience questionable playcalling, pathetic defending, and mind-bendingly horrible clock management. (LW: 11)Mile High Report12 – Who is this squad and what did you do to last year’s team? I haven’t seen a team go from Super Bowl Champs to chumps this quickly since, well Authentic Corey Clement Jersey , the Broncos did it. But in Denver’s defense, they lost their QB to retirement. What’s the Eagles’ excuse? (LW: 9)numberFire12 – No explanation (LW: 13)…AnalysisThe rankings range from as high as 9 to as low as 17. The most common ranking is 12. The average ranking is 11.5, which is down only about two spots from last week’s average of 9.6.I’m a little surprised the Eagles aren’t ranked lower after blowing their game against the Panthers. The Eagles can stabilize their ranking with a win over a bad Jacksonville team. Losing to the Jaguars would really sink the Eagles in these rankings moving forward.Mack Hollins Injury: Eagles wide receiver placed on injured reserve Here’s a bad surprise: the Philadelphia Eagles are placing second-year wide receiver Mack Hollins on injured reserve, according to an official announcement from the team.Hollins hasn’t been in action since the Eagles’ first preseason game against the Steelers on August 9. There was thought he might be able to return to the field this week — Hollins himself said he expected to play on Thursday night — but that hope quickly dissipated. On Tuesday, Doug Pederson said Hollins suffered a “minor setback” related to his groin injury and ruled him out of the Eagles’ Thursday night contest against the Atlanta Falcons.Hollins isn’t necessarily out for the season just because he’s been placed on the injured reserve list. He’s eligible to be activated after Week 8 since NFL teams are allowed to return two players from IR per season. There’s some buzz Hollins could be back later this year. Veteran tight end Richard Rodgers is another candidate for such designation. In the meantime, Hollins’ absence is another significant hit to Philadelphia’s wide receiver corps. With Hollins out and Alshon Jeffery possibly not back until Week 3, the Eagles are currently without two of their top receivers. This development means the Eagles only have five healthy wide receivers: Mike Wallace, Nelson Agholor, Shelton Gibson, DeAndre Carter, and Markus Wheaton. Philadelphia also kept Rashard Davis and Greg Ward Jr. on the practice squad.Hollins’ absence opens a window of opportunity for Gibson, who looked much improved during the summer, to step up. Carter and Wheaton could also get some opportunities as well. Wheaton seems most like a direct replacement for Hollins’ role in the short-term. Placing Hollins on injured reserve frees up a roster spot. The Eagles will soon need to make some more changes to the roster when Nigel Bradham and Deiondre’ Hall are done serving their suspensions tomorrow and begin to count against the 53-man limit. UPDATE: A small note about the practice squad.
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