Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Philadelphia Eagles Week 7 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Philadelphia Eagles rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 22.2 (22nd)
  • Best ranking: 21st (CBS Sports)
  • Worst ranking: 23rd (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 7 roundup for the Eagles in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 22

Glass half-full Eagles fan: By the end of Sunday's game, they had two healthy starters on offense, and they still rallied against the Ravens and were within a two-point conversion of tying the game with 1:55 left. Glass half-empty Eagles fan: They were in that position because their offense produced minus-12 yards on their first six drives.

Carson Wentz is playing much better than he did at the beginning of the season, and the Eagles will likely be favored in their next three games against NFC East opponents. This is not a good team, and the injuries might be too much to overcome. But given how bad the division is, they are not cooked just yet despite a 1-4-1 start.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 21

They are 1-4-1, but they showed something in coming back against the Ravens. It's too bad they are so banged up heading into a Thursday night game.

USA Today -- Rank: 23

Despite their growing injuries and QB Carson Wentz's mishaps, beating the lowly Giants on Thursday night will put Philadelphia in first place.

ESPN -- Rank: 22

Most impactful injury: RT Lane Johnson

There are plenty of injuries to choose from, as the Eagles only had two original members of their starting offense -- Carson Wentz and Jason Kelce -- on the field at the end of Sunday's loss to the Ravens. But Johnson's ankle injury has been a big one. He has missed two games and hasn't been himself when he has played. That has fueled instability along the offensive front and has spelled bad news for Wentz, who has been sacked a league-high 25 times. -- Tim McManus -- Rank: 23

The Eagles needed the ol' TD/2-pt conversion/defensive stop/TD/2-pt conversion to pull off an incredible comeback against the Ravens. They succeeded in the first four steps, but Matt Judon and L.J. Fort stuffed Carson Wentz for no gain on the 2-point attempt to tie the game, dooming Philadelphia to 1-4-1. And just as DeSean Jackson is ready to rejoin the lineup, the Eagles lose another key member of the offense in tight end Zach Ertz, who will miss multiple weeks after sustaining a high ankle sprain on Sunday. Ertz had not been playing at his usual high level this season, but it's yet another setback for Wentz, who loses a trusted security blanket. Sometimes it just isn't your season -- it certainly feels that way for this Eagles team.

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