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

ESPN -- Rank: 25

Prediction we missed: The defensive line would be dominant.

Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave is about the only player who has matched or exceeded expectations. Brandon Graham got hurt early in the season, and that really impacted the whole operation. Ryan Kerrigan has not looked at all like his old self and continues to see fewer snaps, and Fletcher Cox is clearly not happy with the way he's being utilized by defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Offenses are gashing the Eagles, and that's due in part to the fact that things are not clicking up front. -- Tim McManus

NFL.com -- Rank: 26

Loved this stat from NBC Sports Edge (via John Daigle): Jalen Hurts has scored 43.4 percent of his fantasy points in the fourth quarter this season. Nobody Cares About Your Fantasy Team, but that data gives us an idea of what's really happening with the Eagles' offense beneath the solid counting stats for the second-year quarterback. This is an offense that regularly sleepwalks through the first three quarters of games before making it respectable in garbage time. The inconsistency of the attack shouldn't be put at the feet of Hurts alone, but would it be entirely shocking if Nick Sirianni turned to newly elevated backup Gardner Minshew to juice Philly's offense when the outcome is still undecided? Hurts doesn't have the draft pedigree or (seemingly) the organizational support to remain the locked-and-loaded QB1.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 26

They suddenly have questions about whether Jalen Hurts should stay in as quarterback. I think he should just to find out about the future.

USA Today -- Rank: 23

No defense is getting targeted more through air than this one ... and that's because Philadelphia allows league-worst 74.4% completion rate.

The Athletic -- Rank: 25

Trick or treat: Getting to play the Lions this week is a true Halloween treat. The Eagles otherwise are reeling, and just as Miles Sanders appeared to be ready to take off, he suffered an ankle injury last week. The Eagles have just one win in their last six games and have to manage their Halloween sugar rush with caution -- their bye week doesn't come until Dec. 12. Given Howie Roseman's penchant for making trades, the Eagles are a team to watch ahead of next week's deadline. Otherwise, they aren't all that interesting.

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