NFC East Power Rankings: Are the Eagles still favored ahead of Week 1?

Philadelphia Eagles, Jalen Hurts
Philadelphia Eagles, Jalen Hurts / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Philadelphia Eagles

Ah, yes. In the end, there will be no surprises. The Eagles are still number one, and really, why shouldn't they be? Finishing last year as the top team in the NFC and going out and reloading this offseason, Philadelphia has earned this spot atop the division rankings, and probably the NFC, too, if we're being honest.

Jalen Hurts gave Philly fans a show last year, and it should only get better from here as Hurts continues to flourish into his prime. The offense will have no trouble competing for the top offense in football, with Hurts boasting weapons like the big-bodied, Pro Bowl talent in A.J. Brown and the somewhat overshadowed DeVonta Smith, who might as well be labeled as a top-20 wide receiver in the game.

Dallas Goedert and a variety of running backs give this offense the potential to do a lot of creative things while Hurts should see plenty more success coming his way.

Defensively, the Eagles won't be taking any steps backward. They went out and had the draft of their lifetime, in a way, adding multiple Georgia defenders who will make an impact right away. These Eagles are just as good, if not better, than they were last year. Make no mistake, they're repeating as division champs.