Sunday, January 3, 2021

Philadelphia Eagles Week 17 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: 26.2 (27th)
  • Best ranking: 24th (
  • Worst ranking: 29th (The Athletic)

Below you will find a Week 17 roundup for the Eagles in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 29

Jalen Mills, DB: The Eagles don't have a lot of roster flexibility, and they don't have a lot of key pending free agents. Mills was a free agent last offseason and had to settle for a one-year, $4 million deal. He made the transition from corner to safety and has been average at best. Mills' value on the open market this offseason is unlikely to be much different than it was last year.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 26

Losing to the Cowboys makes it official: They won't be making the playoffs. But Jalen Hurts has flashed in his three starts.

USA Today -- Rank: 26

Committing three turnovers and 12 penalties for 115 yards is a pretty good way to eliminate yourself in an elimination game.

ESPN -- Rank: 26

New Year's resolution: Choose a quarterback

The Eagles tried to have their cake and eat it too by selecting intriguing prospect Jalen Hurts in the second round while already committed to Carson Wentz. The controversy that ensued proved exactly why you don't do that. While keeping both on the roster might be the most appealing financially and from a flexibility standpoint, doing so would put Philadelphia on a path leading to the exact spot it is in now. Pick a quarterback, move forward and learn from your mistakes. -- Tim McManus -- Rank: 24

You know you've had a bad campaign in 2020 when you get eliminated from NFC East contention before the final week of the season. Philly's defense got its doors blown off by Andy Dalton and the Cowboys in a 37-17 loss that ended any hopes of a fourth straight postseason for the Eagles. The game changed when defensive tackle Fletcher Cox exited with a neck stinger in the first half. After that, Dallas' elite young pass catchers had a field day against an undermanned Philly defense that surrendered more than 500 yards and four touchdowns. The Jalen Hurts-led offense wasn't blameless: The Eagles scored just three points in the last 50 minutes of this game, after scoring 14 points in the first 10.

+ Previous update: Philadelphia Eagles Week 16 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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