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

ESPN -- Rank: 24

A 32-6 thrashing of the Falcons in the opener shot the confidence meter to places unexpected, but the Eagles have since crashed back to reality. Shaky playcalling, injuries along the offensive front and inconsistent play from quarterback Jalen Hurts have limited the offense, while the defense has had wild fluctuations in its performance. The good news for Philadelphia is that it is past the most difficult part of its schedule. There are wins to be had against the likes of the Giants, Jets, Lions and Washington. The confidence meter should tick up, even if it never reaches its Week 1 post again. -- Tim McManus

NFL.com -- Rank: 24

Jalen Hurts continues to fill up the fantasy stat sheet, but the jury remains very much out on whether the second-year QB should be a permanent fixture for the Eagles under center. Perfunctory cosmetic scores aside, Hurts struggled to lead the offense for much of Thursday night's 28-22 loss to the Bucs. The Eagles' attack -- which abandoned the running game against Tampa Bay's top-ranked rushing D -- put the team in a deep hole in a first-half performance that featured four three-and-outs and one interception. The problem -- and this is more on rookie coach Nick Sirianni than on his young QB -- is that Philadelphia is far too dependent on Hurts on a weekly basis. It's time to find some balance.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 23

They made it close against Tampa Bay, but it really wasn't that kind of game. At some point, they have to run the ball better.

USA Today -- Rank: 24

Since a strong performance on opening day in Atlanta, QB Jalen Hurts has completed fewer than 60% of his passes and is averaging just north of 240 yards through the air. His ability to make plays with his legs is nice, but the arm better do more if he wants to keep this job into 2022.

The Athletic -- Rank: 25

Rookie Heat Check: DeVonta Smith's 345 receiving yards and 16 first downs are second and third only to Ja'Marr Chase and former Alabama teammate Jaylen Waddle, respectively, among rookies. Smith's best game was against the Chiefs on Oct. 3, when he had 122 yards on seven receptions (17.4 yards per catch).

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