Philadelphia Eagles: NFC East Power Rankings following Week 1

Fabian Moreau #25. Greg Ward #84 (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Washington takes the top spot over the Philadelphia Eagles, for now.

The Washington Football Team had less talent on offense than Philly had on defense and a new head coach at the helm in Ron Rivera, but they’re the only team in the NFC East that can hold their heads high after Week 1’s slate of games. They have a lot to be proud of. Nobody expected what we all saw from this resilient football team, no one outside of their own locker room of course.

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We all thought Washington was going to play admirably and display effort and toughness, and they did. They also showed determination and a desire to win for their new head coach and for themselves by scoring 27 unanswered points and holding Philly scoreless in the second half.

Their defensive line deserves most of the credit as they ended up with eight sacks. They rattled Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz all game long and didn’t let him find any sort of rhythm late.

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As admirable as this win was, this team is still a work in progress. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins can improve as can their other players on offense. All of their scoring drives started in Eagles territory. It isn’t time to anoint them as the NFC East’s best team yet, but if they’re a better team at the end of this season than we thought they were, no one should be surprised.