Philadelphia Eagles slip in the NFL Network’s power rankings
The NFL Network released their power rankings for Week three on Wednesday night, and the Philadelphia Eagles took quite a tumble.
As is customary during the pro football season, the NFL Network released their weekly power rankings on Wednesday. The Week 3 version saw the Philadelphia Eagles make the top ten, but they barely did so, coming in at number eight.
They dropped seven spots from where they were the prior week, the top spot on the list.
If you missed it, check out this excerpt from the reaction show here:
Video courtesy of the NFL Network’s official YouTube Page
Most of this is, no doubt, thanks to the Eagles’ 27-21 misstep versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This is how these things work.
There’s really no need to get upset or overly excited here. These power rankings are mainly to be used as a conversation starter, nothing more and nothing less.
Philly topped this same a list a week ago because they won. They didn’t look good in the opener either, but sometimes, we overreact when there’s a win, and we overreact when there’s a loss.
The fact that they fell so many spots is evidence of that, but despite the fact that the ‘Birds’ took the ‘L’, no one’s down in the dumps. Many of their key pieces were missing.
Some of them were absent prior to the game. Some of them walked or limped off of the field, but Philly was without many of their most important weapons.
Alshon Jeffery was out, as was Darren Sproles. Jay Ajayi was dealing with lower back pain. Mike Wallace broke his fibula. Jason Peters couldn’t go in the second half.
Even with all of that being said, Philly only lost by six points. You ask any Eagles fan, and they’ll probably tell you that if the ‘Birds’ aren’t going to win, they’ll take that result without a ton of disappointment.
Philly will be fine. They lost their second game of the season a year ago. Things turned out pretty well after that happened.