Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Philadelphia Eagles Week 2 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: 18.4 (17th)
  • Best ranking: 16th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 25th (USA Today)

Below you will find a Week 2 roundup for the Eagles in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 18

What we learned: Carson Wentz needs to play better. The circumstances were less than ideal, given the state of the offensive line. But at some point, franchise quarterbacks need to lift their teams out of bad situations. Wentz had two interceptions and two fumbles in the Eagles loss against Washington. All five of Washingtons scoring drives began in Eagles territory. The Eagles offensive line was a mess, and the loss isnt all on Wentz, but he cant make that many mistakes if this team wants to win the NFC East.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 16

Blowing a 17-point lead to the Redskins has to sting. Carson Wentz has to take care of the ball better - no matter who is playing around him.

USA Today -- Rank: 25

Somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at Washington, a defeat that could very well haunt Philly remainder of season.

ESPN -- Rank: 16

Best rookie debut: WR Jalen Reagor
Reagor broke loose for a 55-yard completion early in the game, showing the speed and explosiveness that made Philadelphia want to select him in the first round. That was his only catch of the day on four targets, though he likely would have added a 75-yard touchdown if another Carson Wentz offering was a couple of yards shorter. A promising debut all in all, especially given that Reagor was playing through a small tear in his left shoulder. -- Tim McManus -- Rank: 17

The opener played out like a slow-motion car crash. What started as a pleasant Sunday drive (17-0 lead) turned into a tangled mess of steel for the Eagles (27-17 loss), who have to be wondering -- respect to John Madden -- "Where'd that truck come from?" That 18-wheeler was the Washington pass rush, which trampled Carson Wentz for eight sacks and forced the quarterback into a host of ill-advised passes. (Wentz threw two picks and easily could have tossed five). Not every team has a front-seven push like Washington, but the Eagles have every reason to worry right now.

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