Philadelphia Eagles: An NFC East downtrend In Week 4’s Power Rankings

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The Philadelphia Eagles and the NFC East are going through a rough stretch.

Have you ever hear of Murphy’s Law? It’s an old adage that says ‘if something can go wrong, it will’. The Philadelphia Eagles have been living proof of this sentiment all season as they have experimented with different ways to lose during their first three games of the 2020 season. Yes, we’re all aware that tie with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3 isn’t a loss, but it somehow feels like one, doesn’t it? They tied with the Bengals!

The rest of the NFC East isn’t doing any better than Philly is. The Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team are currently sitting at the top of the division with a 1-2 record, and the ‘Birds’ are just half a game behind them after coming out of Cincinnati with a 0-2-1 mark. What’s worse is the New York Giants are still right in the thick of things despite losing three straight games to start the season.

It seems like this is a division that no one wants to win. Putting jokes aside though, the NFC East may be the worst division in all of professional football, but we thought these teams would at least be competitive.

It was reasonable to see one or maybe two NFC East teams with a losing record after Week 3, but all of them? How can they be that bad? There isn’t a simple answer to explain why the NFC East is having such a hard time in the standings, but we can all identify a few factors that have led to each team being where they are after Week 3.