NFL Power Rankings after two months of action: Where do the Eagles land?

Jason Kelce, #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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30. team. 50. . 1-6. Previous: 26th. Detroit Lions

NFL Power Rankings: The ‘hanging on by a thread’ tier

The Detroit Lions sit alone, but that isn’t for a good reason. They boast the worst record in the NFL through eight weeks. Why are they ranked ahead of Houston and Carolina you ask? The reason is Detroit has something that they can hang their hats on.

They’re ranked fourth in total yards per game, and they’re ninth in scoring. The Lions’ defense, however, has been its Achilles heel. They currently boast a point differential of -52 through eight weeks of action. That’s the second-worst total in the NFL. They have also given up over 420 total yards per game.

No team has given up more points in the NFL, and what makes that worse is they’ve already had their bye week.

29. team. 57. . 3-5. Previous: 28th. Chicago Bears

Despite the Chicago Bears surprisingly boasting three wins in their first eight games (despite being underdogs in all but two of them), These guys have exceeded expectations, but there is still work to be done.

Justin Fields has improved, throwing for over 150 yards in five straight games after failing to exceed 125 yards through the air in his first three games. Despite his success, the Bears were still sellers at the trade deadline, shedding linebacker Roquan Smith and edge rusher Robert Quinn, and leaving massive voids in their already-thin defense.