Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Philadelphia Eagles Week 6 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 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: 21.6 (22nd)
  • Best ranking: 20th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 24th (ESPN)

Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Eagles in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 24

Most improved player: DT Javon Hargrave

How they've improved: Hargrave has been the Eagles' best player through five games. He already has six sacks on the season, which is tops among defensive tackles and third overall in the NFL. It's also a half-sack less than his career high. Hargrave, 28, had four quality seasons with the Steelers before joining the Eagles in 2020. He was limited thanks to injury last season, but has turned into a dominant force in his second year in green. -- Tim McManus -- Rank: 20

The Eagles were in desperate need of a big play late in Sunday's matchup against the Panthers. They got one in each phase of the game during the final five minutes of a 21-18 win. T.J. Edwards' blocked punt, Jalen Hurts' 6-yard touchdown run and a Steven Nelson interception of Sam Darnold turned a five-point deficit into a three-point victory that snapped a three-game losing streak. Next up for the Eagles is a huge measuring-stick game against the reigning champion Bucs on Thursday night. It will take more than a strong finish to beat Tampa Bay.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 20

That was a tough, impressive road victory at Carolina. They made some big plays late to win it. Jalen Hurts rallied after a slow start.

USA Today -- Rank: 21

DT Javon Hargrave has six sacks in five games, best among the league's interior linemen. He averaged 3.8 sacks over his first five seasons and has never had more than 6½ in any of them.

The Athletic -- Rank: 23

Breakout player: With his next sack, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave will surpass his career single-season high (6 1/2 with the Steelers in 2018), and he's already set a career mark for quarterback hits (nine, in just five games). His consistent interior pass rush, especially in concert with Fletcher Cox, has been the best part of the season for the Eagles.

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