Philadelphia Eagles versus their NFC East rivals: Midseason rankings

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Philadelphia Eagles. 1. team. 54. . 2-4-1. Previous: 2nd

The Philadelphia Eagles could remain atop the NFC East for a while.

Based on how the Cowboys played on Monday Night Football in Week 6 and how they laid an egg in Week 7, it seems as though the Eagles can remain on top of the NFC East for a few weeks. The ‘Birds’ seemingly haven’t fixed their weaknesses, but they’ll be able to win a few more times as e move through 2020’s campaign.

Philly’s win on Thursday Night Football in Week 7 was their second of the season. Before the game, ITI informed you that veteran tight end Richard Rodgers and backup running back Boston Scott needed to shine versus New York, and that’s precisely what they did.

Rodgers hauled a season-high six receptions for 84 yards, his highest output since Week 15 of the 2017 season (77 yards and one touchdown on four catches). Scott also provided a spark and hauled in the game-winning touchdown with 40 seconds remaining on the game clock.

The not-so-good news for the Eagles is this. Travis Fulgham is human as his consecutive games with a touchdown streak ended at three. He’s the real deal though, and the five receptions and 73 receiving yards he racked up for an offense that struggled at times were key.

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In the end, the Eagles’ 2-4-1 record is an accurate reflection of what the team currently is, they’re a team that is playing hard and refuses to go quietly, but they’re also flawed. For now, that’s more than enough to keep them at the top of the NFC East after seven weeks.