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

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team. 57. . 3-4. . Chicago Bears. 21

The Eagles’ former offensive quality control coach is in a bit of hot water.

Remember when Matt Nagy took over for the Chicago Bears as their head coach and they won the NFC North? That seems like it was ten years ago, doesn’t it? A lot has happened since then however.

The Bears drafted Mitchell Trubisky with the second-overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, electing to ignore both Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson in the process, and they’ve been looking for a signal-caller ever since.

They seemed to have found one in rookie Justin Fields, but if the tail kicking that he just took in Week 7 versus the G.O.A.T., Tom Brady, taught us anything, it’s this. He’s still a year or so away from ending the Bears’ curse at the quarterback position (if he does it then).

Atlanta Falcons. 20. team. 44. . 3-3.

Who would have thought, after that thumping the Atlanta Falcons suffered versus the Eagles in Week 1, that they would have three wins after six weeks? It’s truly a week-to-week league in the NFL. Then again, you can never give enough thanks for landing games versus the Giants, Jets, and Dolphins early.

If this was the NCAA, we’d be talking about ‘quality wins’, but the Falcons don’t have to worry about that. What they do have to worry about is the defending World Champions and the greatest quarterback in NFL history being in their division.

Believe it or not though, the Falcons are two games out of first place in their division.