Ranking Philadelphia Eagles potential 1st-round playoff opponents

Chase Edmonds #2, Arizona Cardinals (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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team. 51. . . . Los Angeles Rams. 2

The Rams aren’t a team that the Philadelphia Eagles can’t beat.

Like the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Rams are a team that now looks much different than how we thought they’d look just five years after the 2016 NFL Draft. Oh well… Nothing is constant in football other than change right?

First of all, L.A. and Philly had the first and second picks in that year’s NFL Draft, and the quarterbacks they took now play in other cities. Second, the Eagles have a new coach after moving on from Doug Pederson to begin the Nick Sirianni era.

This past offseason, the Birds moved on from Carson Wentz, and L.A. traded Jared Goff and several draft choices to the Detroit Lions to obtain Matthew Stafford. While that is an upgrade at the quarterback position, Stafford isn’t perfect. The Rams, like Philadelphia, possess a spilt personality disorder, and no one has any idea about what to expect when they take the field for battle.

The Cards, Eagles, Cowboys, and Rams are all consistently inconsistent, but even if Arizona wins the NFC West in Week 18, doesn’t it still feel like it’s the Rams who are the better team? Philly shouldn’t fear the Rams by any means, but this is still, more than likely, a more difficult test for a young Eagles team than game versus Arizona or Dallas.