Power Ranking Roundup: Eagles soar into Top 15 after win over Giants
The Philadelphia Eagles are finally getting the respect they deserve. After their 34-10 win over the New York Giants, the Eagles have skyrocketed into the top half of power rankings across the league. This week is by far the best they have been ranked the entire season, ranking in the top 15 in nearly every power ranking.
“The Eagles are tied with the Cowboys for most defensive touchdowns in the NFL at five. That’s mostly because of Slay, who has returned two fumbles for touchdowns and also has a pick-six on the season. Slay, who was named to his fourth Pro Bowl last week, has three interceptions, nine passes defensed and five tackles for loss while holding opposing quarterbacks to a rating of 77.2 when throwing in his direction.
His high level of play has boosted a defense that has yielded the second-fewest receptions of 20-plus yards in the NFL (30) — behind only the Buffalo Bills — and ranks ninth against the pass (215.6 yards per game).”
“At halftime, the Eagles were tied with a putrid Giants team 3-3. They pulled away in the second half, and they’re in decent shape to make the playoffs, but it’s hard to know what to make of this Philly team.”
“In the first half of the game, the Eagles looked mediocre at best, especially on offense, But whatever head coach Nick Sirianni said at halftime worked. After intermission, the Eagles got the ground game that has been the team’s signature in recent weeks going, while the defense completely shut down New York.
A 3-3 contest at the break was a rout when the game ended, and at 8-7, the Eagles have worked their way inside the NFC playoff bracket.”
“The boo birds were out in full force as the Eagles bumbled their way through an ugly first-half performance against the Giants. Luckily for Nick Sirianni and Co., their divisional rivals from New Jersey are terrible, a reality that allowed the Eagles to recover from a slow start.
Jalen Hurts engineered three touchdown drives in the second half, and the Philly defense had no problem shutting down an inept New York attack fronted by overmatched first-time starter Jake Fromm and, later, eternal journeyman Mike Glennon. Hurts was a non-factor in the running game for the second straight week — a sign his injured ankle still isn’t close to 100 percent.”
“It took the Eagles offense a while to assert their dominance, but they did just that in the second half. Admittedly, the Giants are a dumpster fire, but the Eagles still needed to go out and get the job done scoring points – because realistically, New York wasn’t going to.
Philadelphia’s offensive line might be the best in football. They’re dominant running the ball. But today was more about the defense, or maybe more accurately, the ineptitude of the Giants offense without Daniel Jones.”
“Here come the Eagles. They have a real chance to be a playoff team. Win two and they are in, which would be a heck of a story.”
It’s tremendous to see the Eagles make this massive leap across the board after their 34-10 win over the Giants. Throughout the season, they were never ranked in the top half. Many rankings named Philadelphia their biggest riser this week. Most notably was ESPN, who had them jump ten spots. This surge can continue this weekend when they face the Washington Football Team in a crucial battle for a potential playoff berth.
Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter Philadelphia Eagles