The Philadelphia Eagles move up in ESPN power rankings for Week 7
The Philadelphia Eagles hot start to the season has not gone unnoticed.
When the Philadelphia Eagles began the 2016 season at 3-0, the NFL was put on notice. Quarterback Carson Wentz looked like the real deal after they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in blowout fashion. It didn’t take long until they came back down to earth from their undefeated start. They went on to lose nine games, finishing with a 7-9 record and missing the playoffs.
This season, the Eagles were 2-1 by Week four and once again looking like a solid football team. Although it was hard to get excited because of what happened last year, it may be time to start thinking that this year is different. The Eagles are coming off of a big win last week against the Carolina Panthers. They currently sit on top of the NFC at 5-1, undefeated in both the NFC East division and the NFC.
Where do they rank?
As they head into a prime-time division showdown against the Washington Redskins, the Eagles are currently headlining the entire NFC as the hottest team. Just like every week, ESPN has released their official power rankings for week 7. Last week, we saw the Eagles get a boost to number four on the list. This week, they didn’t stop climbing. ESPN has ranked the Eagles as the second-best team in the entire NFL, currently.
If it wasn’t for a week two loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Eagles could possibly be the number one team on this list. Andy Reid and his Chiefs may no longer be undefeated, but they will clearly have the upper-hand on the Eagles since they defeated them early on in the season.
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Surrounded by mostly AFC contenders, the Eagles headline ESPN’s power rankings for their conference. Only one other NFC opponent has made its way into the top five, which is the Seattle Seahawks. The Eagles will eventually face-off against them in Week 13, but first, they have to take care of business at home. As long as they continue to pull out wins against tough opponents, the Eagles will remain a top-five contender in the NFL for sure.