Power Ranking Roundup: Eagles amongst NFL’s worst following 33-22 loss to Raiders
Another embarrassing week for the Philadelphia Eagles. Any hope or confidence in this team went right out the window following their 33-22 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Philly fans aren’t the only ones out on the Eagles, though. The Birds tanked in power rankings across the NFL and are now considered one of the worst teams in the NFL.
“No defense is getting targeted more through air than this one … and that’s because Philadelphia allows league-worst 74.4% completion rate.”
“Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave is about the only player who has matched or exceeded expectations. Brandon Graham got hurt early in the season, and that really impacted the whole operation. Ryan Kerrigan has not looked at all like his old self and continues to see fewer snaps, and Fletcher Cox is clearly not happy with the way he’s being utilized by defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Offenses are gashing the Eagles, and that’s due in part to the fact that things are not clicking up front.”
“The Eagles feel like they should be a much better team, given some of the play Jalen Hurts flashes at quarterback. But their lack of effectiveness in the traditional rushing game and maddeningly inconsistent defense have grown into bigger problems.”
“Running back Miles Sanders is likely to miss some time with an ankle injury. It’s not like the Eagles are running it much anyway, but it won’t help an uneven offense to lose another player.”
“They suddenly have questions about whether Jalen Hurts should stay in as quarterback. I think he should just to find out about the future.”
“This is an offense that regularly sleepwalks through the first three quarters of games before making it respectable in garbage time. The inconsistency of the attack shouldn’t be put at the feet of Hurts alone, but would it be entirely shocking if Nick Sirianni turned to newly elevated backup Gardner Minshew to juice Philly’s offense when the outcome is still undecided? Hurts doesn’t have the draft pedigree or (seemingly) the organizational support to remain the locked-and-loaded QB1.”
“At 2-5, the Eagles are in a three-way tangle of terrible with Washington and the New York Giants in the NFC East. And at the rate things are going, some are speculating Nick Sirianni’s first year as head coach may be his last”
“The Eagles are lucky that Carson Wentz isn’t playing that much better than Jalen Hurts. In my favorite QB rankings composite, they’re 19th and 23rd, respectively, while running a version of the same scheme, which is a fair comparison. Their three first-round picks looked more tantalizing when it appeared they could command the board and take the No. 1 quarterback. But now that no No. 1 quarterback seems to exist, one hopes they get Hurts the pieces he needs to succeed.”
Personally, I was shocked to see the Eagles still placed around the same in some of these rankings. Facing a winless Detroit Lions team this weekend, if the Eagles lose, they will take an even further fall than this week.
Mandatory Credit: WITF