Following their first loss of the season, where are the Philadelphia Eagles on Colin Cowherd’s NFL Power Ranking now?
Here’s something that most never thought they’d say and a thought that may surprise you if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. We may be in a spot where Philly’s looking up at the Dallas Cowboys for NFC East superiority for a couple of weeks.
The Eagles have a shot to gain some ground as Dallas’ schedule gets tougher later, but for now, this Eagles squad needs to start with step one, just putting a full game together and developing some consistency.
We all thought we’d see these two battle it out for the top spot in their division, but after two weeks, we’ve seen a Cowboys team that appears to be in midseason form and an Eagles team that can’t seem to get out of its’ own way.
Colin Cowherd, the host of FS1’s The Herd released his Herd Hierarchy on Tuesday, and whether you love the man or you can do without him, he’s always worth a listen. Where did the Eagles fall in his NFL Power Ranking? Did they fall out of the list entirely?
Take a moment and give this one a listen.
Clip courtesy of The Herd with Colin Cowherd’s official YouTube channel
Philly’s slow start can be attributed to several different reasons, but here’s the most obvious. It’s hard to game plan when your team looks nothing like the team you thought you’d have at the beginning of the season.
Sure, they knew they’d have to wait on Jalen Mills and Cre’Von LeBlanc, but who knew Malik Jackson and Timmy Jernigan would both be lost to injury? Who knew the Eagles would lose Dallas Goedert before their second game even kicked off?
Who knows how Eagles head coach Doug Pederson does it, but again, he has to shuffle the roster. Again, he has to piece together a roster out of so many broken pieces. Again, the Eagles must employ the most overused phrase in sports, ‘next man up’.
Cowherd’s right. The Eagles will be fine, but they’ve got to fix some things, and quickly. The Cowboys already have a one-game lead in the division after two games, and you don’t want to see them get too far ahead in the standings. We’ll see how both teams do this week.