NFL Power Rankings: Eagles avoid NFC East cellar despite another loss

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. 4-2. . New Orleans Saints. 15. team. 15

The Eagles get their shot at the Saints in Week 11.

You can never overstate the value of quality play from the quarterback position in the National Football League. The New Orleans Saints clearly miss Drew Brees, and at the risk of sounding disrespectful, moving on from him and trotting Jameis Winston out onto the field is an obvious dropoff.

Jameis can be an effective quarterback in the NFL though. We’ve seen the evidence of this before, but he can’t throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. He can’t blow the Green Bay Packers out and then lose to the Panthers. He can’t beat the Patriots and then lose to the Jets.

If he’s going to be taken seriously, then consistency will be the key.

55. . 3-3. . Pittsburgh Steelers. 14. team

What’s going on with the Pittsburgh Steelers? The erosion of Ben Roethlisberger is noticeable, but that shouldn’t translate into maddening levels of inconsistency, should it?

These are the doggone Pittsburgh Steelers. They have enough stars on this squad to overcome the tough times, and they have one of the more experienced head coaches in Mike Tomlin. his team should be playing better. This team needs to be playing better.