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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 3 roundup for the Eagles in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 21

Fantasy surprise: WR Quez Watkins

He entered training camp as a reserve but earned playing time with one electrifying play after another this summer. We're now seeing that translate to the regular season, as Watkins hauled in a 91-yard reception against the 49ers on Sunday and finished with two catches for 117 yards. He'll likely be boom or bust week to week, but if you catch him at the right time, Watkins might just go off for you. -- Tim McManus

NFL.com -- Rank: 20

The Eagles dominated the 49ers for most of the first half on Sunday and still found themselves trailing as they headed to the tunnel. When the dust cleared on a 17-11 loss, Philadelphia was left to make peace with the opportunities wasted: Jalen Reagor stepping out of bounds prior to a long touchdown catch, a Quez Watkins 91-yard reception somehow producing zero points, a Derek Barnett unnecessary roughness penalty that whittled away precious time in the fourth quarter. The Eagles deserve credit for hanging tough with a talented San Francisco team, but that was also a winnable game they let slip away. The challenge to bounce back will be greater with Brandon Graham lost for the season with an Achilles injury.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 23

They did some good things against the 49ers, but blew early chances to take a grasp of the game. You can't do that against good teams, and they paid for it.

USA Today -- Rank: 22

No team in the NFC is running the ball better, but Philly couldn't finish Sunday. Among its nine drives were four punts, a blocked field goal, a failed fourth-and-goal and a kneeldown before halftime. Still, Eagles may have ingredients to be NFC East's dark horse.

The Athletic -- Rank: 21

It would be unfair to pin the Eagles' loss to the 49ers on Jalen Hurts, who is still so young in his career as a starting quarterback. But it's certainly reasonable to have reservations about Hurts' short- and long-term projections, so consider us lukewarm on him at the moment. There certainly were positives in Week 2, like a 91-yard pass to Quez Watkins that traveled more than 40 yards in the air (but didn't result in a touchdown). And Hurts' stats (190 passing yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions) would have been better had a touchdown not been negated because of a penalty in the first half.

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