Friday, November 5, 2021

Philadelphia Eagles Week 9 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: 24.0 (24th)
  • Best ranking: 23rd (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 26th (

Below you will find a Week 9 roundup for the Eagles in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 24

Biggest Achilles' heel: Inexperience

Nick Sirianni is a first-year head coach surrounded by the youngest coaching staff in the NFL. Quarterback Jalen Hurts has started 12 games in the NFL and doesn't have a primary wide receiver over 23 years old. The result is inconsistency in both game plan and performance. The Eagles have beaten a pair of teams by 26-plus points and have also been manhandled at times. You never know what you're going to get. -- Tim McManus -- Rank: 26

Finding ways to take pressure off Jalen Hurts should be an every-week goal for the Eagles. Perhaps it already was, but they actually found solutions through the running game in a 44-6 win over the Lions. Eagles running backs rushed 39 times for 165 yards, with Jordan Howard and Boston Scott each scoring twice. The blowout victory was especially important for rookie head coach Nick Sirianni, who would have found himself under extreme scrutiny had Philadelphia faltered against the winless Lions. The Cowboys are running away with the NFC East, but the Eagles can keep themselves in the postseason picture with a win over the slumping Chargers on Sunday.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 24

They looked like a good team against the Lions. But it's hardly looked like that for much this season. The defense was dominant. The Chargers will be a challenge this week.

USA Today -- Rank: 23

Two weeks ago, they ran the ball once before halftime. Sunday, they ran it 46 times with three guys getting at least a dozen carries. Guess which game they won ...

The Athletic -- Rank: 23

How's the head coach? Look at those flowers grow! Nick Sirianni's motivational tactics might be unorthodox at times, but at least this week, it worked for him. He clearly outcoached Detroit's Dan Campbell, a fellow member of the 2021 head coach hiring class, with his first run-heavy game plan of the season.

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