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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Philadelphia Eagles

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:

Below you will find a Week 16 roundup for the Eagles in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 23

How hot is Nick Sirianni's seat: 1. Cold seat

There were some shaky moments early in the season, but Sirianni has since found his footing in his first year. He shifted his approach on offense to more of a ground-based attack starting in Week 8. Since then, the Eagles are second in points per game (29.7), first in third-down efficiency (51.2%) and third in explosive plays (65), according to the team. Philadelphia (6-7) has won four of six games over that span and is now right in the thick of the playoff race. Sirianni has shown growth and a willingness to adapt, and he managed to keep his players on board despite a rocky 2-5 start. He has earned another year at the helm. -- Tim McManus

NFL.com -- Rank: 19

Jalen Hurts returned to the lineup and took care of business on Tuesday night, running for two scores and throwing for another in a 27-17 win that keeps the Eagles relevant in the NFC playoff picture. Philadelphia was able to take advantage of a Washington team missing five starters -- including quarterback Taylor Heinicke -- due to COVID-19. Philly's run game is no joke: The Eagles are the first team with 175-plus yards on the ground in seven straight games since the 1985 Chicago Bears. Philly doesn't have that legendary team's defense -- but it plays a style of ball that translates well to December and January. The schedule stays extremely soft this week with a home matchup against the broken Giants.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 21

Their running game is going wild right now and it has them back in the playoff race. Jalen Hurts played well against Washington.

USA Today -- Rank: 16

Now up to eighth place in NFC, they're making a belated playoff run ... by running. Philadelphia is first team in 36 years to rush for at least 175 yards in seven straight games, and RB Miles Sanders is the first Philly player with back-to-back 100-yard efforts since LeSean McCoy in 2014.

The Athletic -- Rank: 20

Our gift to you: A TV deal for a buddy comedy starring Dallas Goedert and Jason Kelce. No one does costumes better than this Eagles duo -- Goedert dressed up as Buddy the Elf after Tuesday's win over Washington and Kelce's post-Super Bowl Mummers costumes are iconic. We want to see more out of both of them, as well as the rest of the suddenly intriguing Eagles offense.

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