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

ESPN -- Rank: 25

Biggest surprise: RB Miles Sanders' usage

Why it's a surprise: Sanders is the Eagles' lead back, yet only has 37 carries through four games -- which is tied for 33rd in the NFL with the Cowboys' No. 2 running back Tony Pollard and Jets rookie Michael Carter. He has nine rushes total in the past two weeks. Meanwhile, rookie Kenneth Gainwell (89 total yards and a TD vs. Chiefs) is heating up. Sanders and QB Jalen Hurts were expected to be a dynamic 1-2 punch out of the backfield, but it's been slow going for Sanders to start. -- Tim McManus

NFL.com -- Rank: 25

The Eagles rolled up over 450 yards of offense on the Chiefs and never had to send their punter on the field. It was another promising effort by the offense, but also another game filled with unforced errors that doomed Philly to its third straight loss. The Eagles had three touchdowns taken off the board by penalties in drives that eventually ended with field goals. Longtime NFL personnel man Mike Lombardi calls these instances "four-point plays" for the number of points you leave on the field by trading a touchdown/PAT for a field goal. The math ain't pretty: The Eagles had three "four-point plays" on Sunday in a game they lost by 12. Nick Sirianni's team needs to clean it up.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 27

At 1-3, they are quickly falling behind in the division race. Jalen Hurts did some really good things against the Chiefs, which gives them hope.

USA Today -- Rank: 25

Rookie WR DeVonta Smith is showing some signs of life, catching seven balls for 122 yards Sunday after totaling 11 for 115 in the first three weeks.

The Athletic -- Rank: 25

The good news is the offensive game plan looked a lot like the one the Eagles took to Atlanta in Week 1, full of short passes and easy reads for Jalen Hurts. The bad news is the defense surrendered touchdowns on six of the Chiefs' seven drives and never really mounted a challenge. Sunday's trip to Charlotte, N.C., looms large if the Eagles are going to crawl back into NFC East contention.

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